Roy Jones Willing, "Flattered" To Box Anderson Silva
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This story has some serious legs. First it was Anderson Silva's comments during the post fight interview at UFC 82 after defeating Dan Henderson when he said he would like to box. Then it's his manager Ed Soares coming out and telling Sherdog that Silva is dead serious about boxing and that he'd like to fight Roy Jones, Jr. And now Soares is stirring the pot again according to MMA Weekly:
"I just spoke with Roy Jones' management and they are very interested in it. They think it would break all kinds of pay-per-view records. It all kind of started as a dream of Anderson's, but if the UFC would back it, it is something that we really would like to pursue."
Jones' management indicated that this could be a fight that would bring together the fractured factions of boxing and mixed martial arts. "They think it will actually bring together the boxing and MMA communities," said Soares.
Jones is currently headed out of the country until next week, but his management told Soares that he was "flattered and excited" by Silva's interest in a boxing match with him. The parties are expected to talk again once Jones returns.
I doubt it. But, crazier things have happened.
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