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    Default Roy Jones Jr: I am taking tune up fight for Anderson Silva

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news...nderson-Silva/

    Now Jones, in UFC-s-anderson-silva" target="_blank">an interview with boxingnewsonline.com's John Dennen, says he wants a tune up fight with cruiserweight Bobby Gunn as a warm-up for "The Spider."

    "If he beats Weidman, then we’ll do a boxing match, which is what he wants to do," said Jones. "The Gunn fight would give me a tune-up so I’m ready for the fight in case he beats Weidman. So if he beats Weidman, I’ve got to be ready for it because he’s going to be coming for me and I want to be ready when he comes for me. I want to give him what he wants."

    "He said that's his lifelong dream. We've got to make that happen. He's a great striker and a great defender."

    Jones is on a two-fight win streak, but is in the twilight of his career, winning just seven of his last 13 fights. Three of the losses were by knockout.

    *I thought Jones had a contract to fight Rampage?

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    i'm thinking not a move the ufc is willing to make.

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    Roy Jones Jr. fighting in Moscow to be ready for Silva
    Now ESPN is reporting that Jones, has not fought since June 2012, wants a tune up fight in Russia as a warm-up for "The Spider."


    Many have called for Jones to retire. He is years past his prime and has suffered four brutal knockout losses in his past seven defeats, but he has ignored those calls. Instead, his main goal is secure a victory against the obscure and untested 36-year-old Eddine Benmakhlouf (17-3-1, 8 KOs), while shaking off the rust of his long layoff in order to be ready for the fight he hopes will be made next -- a showdown with UFC star Anderson Silva in a boxing match in the first half of 2014.

    "I want to be ready for Anderson Silva in case he beats Weidman," said Jones. "Silva has made it clear that if he wins, he wants me next. I'm here for him. That's a fight that intrigues a lot of people, but I can't fight Anderson Silva coming off such a long layoff. So I needed to get a fight first. If it wasn't for Anderson Silva calling me out, I wouldn't be fighting this fight."

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    i sure forgot about him, thought he retired... or died.


    i think anderson is hoping to win and go into boxing and face off eventually with mayweather

    but that is just his dream and will likely get destroyed by rjj
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergers View Post


    i sure forgot about him, thought he retired... or died.


    i think anderson is hoping to win and go into boxing and face off eventually with mayweather

    but that is just his dream and will likely get destroyed by rjj
    Mayweather is a lightweight by mma standards, more importantly, if you "forgot" about who roy jones jr is, you either need to get off what you are on or you don't know shit about boxing. Roy is the anderson silva of boxing. Their styles are identical.
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    I always heard Roy's movement and shoulder roll left him open to an overhand because his hands were so low all the time but his speed kept him out of trouble for years. Guess the move up in weight just slowed him down enough to make it a reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
    I always heard Roy's movement and shoulder roll left him open to an overhand because his hands were so low all the time but his speed kept him out of trouble for years. Guess the move up in weight just slowed him down enough to make it a reality.
    That and his focus became split from boxing to parenthood and rap. Boredom was also a factor which led to complacency, in my opinion.

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    Never really thought about it but man, Anderson really patterned his fighting style after Roy Jones Jr. which then can be argued was patterned after others but there are a lot of similarities.
    Most certainly Anderson did. Something I always knew because I was always a huge Anderson nuthugger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergers View Post
    i sure forgot about him, thought he retired... or died.


    Wrong youtube video.





    Silva weighs 70 lbs more than Mayweather. So ignant.




    Montell Griffin/Jones II was my favorite of Jones' KO... second would have to be his rooster KO. RJJ is and will always be my favorite boxer, bar none.
    Last edited by Sniggles; 12-05-2013 at 06:01 PM.

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    I hate that most people never saw the marvel that was RJJ in his prime.

    He was the greatest boxer I've ever seen until he screwed around and tried to bulk up then cut back down.
    And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
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