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Roy Jones: Me & Mike Tyson, In Our Primes, Would Probably Beat Fury, Joshua

Roy Jones Jr. feels confident that he and and Mike Tyson, in the primes of their respective careers, would probably have beaten Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

Jones, 51-years-old, held world titles in four weight divisions.

In 2003, Jones made history when he moved up to the heavyweight division to decision John Ruiz to capture the WBA title.

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Jones will return to the ring on September 12 in Los Angeles, when he faces 54-year-old Mike Tyson, a former undisputed heavyweight champion, in an eight round exhibition bout on pay-per-view.

While Jones admits that he and Tyson, at the present, would be unable to deal with the current champions - he feels their prime versions would probably beat Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

"Not right now [we wouldn't beat them]. It would be hard for us to last twelve rounds with any of those guys. They are skilled fighters, not bad boxers. They are not as skilled as we were but they are in their primes, and we are not," Jones told Sky Sports.

"In our primes? We would probably have beaten them. You can never say, but I think we would probably have beaten them. Our skill level was deeper, at that time, than it is now. In our prime we would have come out on top against most of those guys. But you never know because it never happened so you can't discredit those guys. They are good fighters, well-respected fighters, and my hat is off to them because they are at the top."

Fury and Joshua could potentially face each other in a two fight series in 2021. Fury will first take on Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight on December 19th, while Joshua would potentially return in the same month with mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

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Comment by BodyBagz on 08-02-2020

[QUOTE=jonnyc420;20684610]Hasn't worked out well for him, but Wilder has the ultimate punchers chance always. I think Fury is too smart and the weight for the 2nd fight was perfect to increase his punch resistance. I think he stops Wilder in…

Comment by jonnyc420 on 08-01-2020

[QUOTE=BodyBagz;20683932]Ok then......on with the show. I picked Wilder to annihilate Fury in the 1st and 2nd fights. Sticking to it for the 3rd.[/QUOTE] Hasn't worked out well for him, but Wilder has the ultimate punchers chance always. I think Fury…

Comment by denium on 08-01-2020

[QUOTE=jonnyc420;20683929]2 years later gave AJ all he can handle, and outside of Fury dominated every fighter before. Nothing to suggest the man was shot at the time of Fury. The betting odds prove as much. Obviously you are full of…

Comment by BodyBagz on 08-01-2020

[QUOTE=jonnyc420;20683929]2 years later gave AJ all he can handle, and outside of Fury dominated every fighter before. Nothing to suggest the man was shot at the time of Fury. The betting odds prove as much. Obviously you are full of…

Comment by jonnyc420 on 08-01-2020

[QUOTE=BodyBagz;20683907][B]Much[/B] closer to shot than peak. We cannot continue this if you think otherwise.[/QUOTE] 2 years later gave AJ all he can handle, and outside of Fury dominated every fighter before. Nothing to suggest the man was shot at the…

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