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Roy Jones: I'm Not Going To Retire, My Next Fight is in Talks

By Igor Lazorin, tass

According to former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr., he is currently negotiating the details of his next fight.

The 48-year-old veteran, and future Hall of Famer, is not ready to hang up the gloves just yet.

"I'm not going to finish my boxing career. Right now we are negotiating for the next fight, maybe it will be against an MMA fighter," Jones said.

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Previously, Jones claimed that he could stage a fight against mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Anderson Silva, but UFC President Dana White is not in favor of that contest taking place under boxing rules.

Jones is an Olympic silver medal winner. Thus far in his 74 fight career in the professional ranks, Jones has amassed a record of 65 wins (47 by knockout) and suffered nine defeats.

Jones has built up a three fight win streak over less than desirable competition. He entered the ring in February of this year, gaining an eight round stoppage win over bareknuckle brawler Bobby Gunn. In his two fights in 2016, Jones fought a part-time MMA fighter who was making his professional boxing debut as part of a contest, Vyron Phillips, and stopped him in two rounds. And then Jones won a unanimous decision over 17-11 Rodney Moore.

In 2015, Jones suffered a brutal knockout loss at the hands of former world champion Enzo Maccarinelli over in Russia. Maccarinelli has since retired from boxing. The loss snapped an eight fight win streak that Jones had built up since December 2011 - when he snapped a three fight losing streak to Denis Lebedev, Bernard Hopkins and Danny Green.

Jones had recently called for a fight against former WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew of Liverpool. Bellew, who is currently competing in the heavyweight division, responded to the challenge in a recent interview and said that he viewed Jones as one of his idols and would never fight him.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SweetPbfAli on 10-10-2017

This isn't going to end well. To his credit, he seems to be much more reasonable and less ambitious in his match making lately. As long as he doesn't go for a title and stay away from world class fighters,…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 10-10-2017

Please, stop Roy for your kids sake and family! Just train prospects and the youth! You have good sound judgement and have deep knowledge on the sport! I don't want to see Roy get badly injured and can't speak on…

Comment by BUCSBronzemedal on 10-10-2017

Steve Collins and Anderson Silva, now there's 2 fights I want to see him in

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 10-09-2017

Jones isn't going to retire, he's going to [B]GET[/B] retired, if he keeps this up. Instead of guest announcing fights on HBO, he'll only be able do the ocassional burger or paint commercial on network tv.

Comment by JoeyKrak617 on 10-09-2017

He will probably die in the ring. We will watch

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