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Roy Jones: Joshua Should Take 1, 2 More Fights - Then Get Wilder

Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. would love to see a heavyweight unification between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder - but he feels the British superstar should take a few more fights before it happens.

Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs), who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO titles, is currently in talks to fight Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs), who has the WBC title around his waist.

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Jones would like to see the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner get more experience before facing an opponent like Wilder.

Back in March, Joshua captured his fourth title belt with a twelve round unanimous decision over undefeated Joseph Parker in Cardiff, Wales.

“Of course I want to see it, but not next,” said Jones to Punch Lines UK.

“I’d like to see Joshua get one or two more preparation fights in. I see him on the incline, he’s getting better every fight but I want to see him at his peak when he fights Wilder. I think Wilder is kinda at his peak now and I’d like to see both men there for when they fight.”

One of the hurdles to make a Wilder vs. Joshua showdown is the fight location.

Wilder's team has already presented a guaranteed off of $50 million to Joshua - for the fight to take place in the United States.

But, Joshua would still rather stage the event in the UK - where he draws record crowds of up to 90,000 fans in a single fight.

When it comes to location, Jones has no problem with Joshua standing firm on having the event take place on UK soil.

“Anthony would be big in the States. But if you are making the sort of noise in the UK Joshua is then why go to the USA? Where the people are coming to watch you is where you should fight," Jones said.

“If the British fans want to go to the States to see him fight then fine. Thousands of Brits came to Vegas with Ricky Hatton when he fought Floyd Mayweather. But if I had the choice of fighting in front of 5,000 in the States or 80,000 in the UK, I’m sorry.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Noelanthony on 06-17-2018

[QUOTE=BoxingTech718;18792912]I wonder how much they paid Roy to endorse this ducking.[/QUOTE] I’ve stared at your page for 10 minutes straight. If that is her real butt that is impressive. But these days you never can be to sure.

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 05-23-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18795341]I'm not talking about what the WBC is focused on, I'm talking about Wilder, and Team Wilder! The sole focus had been Joshua from the jump! AJ threw out a number, and they responded BIG TIME! It's all on you're…

Comment by Noelanthony on 05-23-2018

[QUOTE=Tygshsu;18793339]She just starts opening her big american mouth too much, she will end up like Diana did. No-one gives a **** about the inbred royal family except for old people and the wedding was mainly watched by women-however american women…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 05-23-2018

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;18795134]Nah, they're talking about a possible bout with Wilder vs Breazeale next. Where have you been? The WBC made Breazeale his mando, while making Whyte, who was Wilder's #1 contender fight Ortiz in a final eliminator.[/QUOTE]I'm not talking about what…

Comment by stellen on 05-22-2018

Basically he saying he wants to see these two guys fighting at their peaks. Thats fair right.

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