Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roy Jones-Rampage Jackson in Play For Bellator PPV

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former four division champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8) will finally get to fight a big name in Mixed Martial Arts, but it won't be the recently defeated Anderson Silva. According to a report by MMA Junkie, Viacom is expected to announce a fight Bellator pay-per-view headliner between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-11 MMA record) and Roy Jones Jr. Early details suggest the fight is going to be a boxing match, scheduled for the end of the year. The date and the weight has not been revealed.

"We've been talking to Roy and his people over a potential 'Rampage' vs. Roy fight for over seven months. If it happens, it would be an incredible fight. Boxing and MMA have both been discussed, and (Bellator Chairman and CEO) Bjorn (Rebney) has been in these discussions every step of the way. I can't say much more than that. We'll see what happens," a source involved in the negotiations told the MMA outlet.

Tags: Roy Jones Jr image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -2 Scrappy- on 07-26-2013

Actually good fight lol 50/50. Roy still has the ability to outbox him all day but all Rampage needs is that one hook. I wonder how wild this place would get if Rampage actually caught him [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App…

Comment by Accountoffline on 07-26-2013

Just because RJJ is a boxer and Jackson was MMA for most his career doesn't mean anything. The man had respectable punching power and was still very much a stand up boxing type fighter in his time on the MMA…

Comment by hayZ on 07-26-2013

RJJ can beat him in Boxing. Rampage has power but thats it, he is honestly slow and telegraphs his punches. He's got that left overhand counter or a left hook. No jab, no combinations, no speed.

Comment by londoner on 07-26-2013

Hope both washed up vets earn well from the exercise but let's get one thing straight here and now - the age of miracles has long since passed, so no way is this going to be "an incredible fight."

Comment by BlueBaureit99 on 07-26-2013

[QUOTE=Badzi1987;13589715]Does anyone even know how hard Rampage can punch? The guy has crazy power in his fists. He will absolutely murder Roy Jones![/QUOTE] I saw quite a few of Rampage's fights and I didn't see him as a sick puncher.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (54)
Top Headlines Peter Fury Receives Visa, Will Be Present For Joseph Parker Bout Mikey Garcia Has Received Good Offers From Schaefer, De La Hoya De La Hoya Warns: Golovkin Fighting in June Derails Canelo Bout! Who Is The Number One "Pound For Pound" Boxer Now? Arum: If Mayweather-McGregor Falls Through - UFC To Blame Jason Quigley Tested, Decisions a Very Game Glen Tapia Caballero Labors to Points Win Against Late Replacement Ruiz Emmanuel Rodriguez Stunned as Narvaez Never Arrives To PR Golovkin: Canelo Says He's Ready, I've Been Waiting 2 Years Chavez Jr. Vows To End All Talk of Canelo-Golovkin on May 6 Koelling Agrees to Fight Beterbiev to Become Ward's IBF Mandatory Vitali Klitschko: Joshua's Muscles Won't Help Him With Wladimir Khan Focusing On Fighting Opponent Other Than Manny Pacquiao Mikey Garcia: No Credit, Lomachenko Doing What I Did Years Ago! Cleverly-Skoglund in Play For 5/20, Chisora-Helenius For 5/27 Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Now For Vacant WBO Interim-Title Golovkin-Jacobs PPV Will Well Exceed 153K Buys, Says Loeffler Shawn Porter: Expect Me To Try To Knock Andre Berto Out! Brook Won't Worry About Orbital Bone When He Fights Spence Photos: Linares, Crolla - Go Face To Face at Final Rematch Presser Jason Quigley: I'm Ready For This Giant Step in My Career Nico Hernandez Details Long Road, Motivated as Pro Debut Nears Brook's Trainer Doesn't See Spence as Best American Welterweight Salido's Manager: Politics Killed Roman Fight For Canelo-Chavez Brook: Forget Golovkin Fight; I'm Gonna Smash Spence's Face In! IBF: If Nobody Agrees, Beterbiev Will Face Ward-Kovalev Winner Daniel Franco Wants World Title Shot By The End of The Year Dusty Harrison To Face Matthew Strode in Washington, D.C. Video: Nicola Adams on Virgil Hunter as Coach, Pro Run, More Malignaggi: What Happens When Brook Lands Big Shot on Spence? Golovkin Still Pound-For-Pound Number One, Says Lomachenko Skender Halili Returns, Faces Eduardo Flores in New Jersey Khan Claims There Was Proof of Funds For Pacquiao Fight Linares-Crolla II: A Most Intriguing Rematch Amir Khan Explains The Big Fallout With Team Members Lomachenko Open To Show McGregor The Basics for Mayweather Arum Very Willing To Do Mikey Garcia vs. Vasyl Lomachenko Arum: Jacobs Did Good, But Golovkin Won - 7 Rounds To 5 Rigondeaux vs. Flores Purse Bid Ordered For April 3 Photos: Vasyl Lomachenko, Usyk, Gvozdyk Open Workout
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement