Roy Jones Jr. is willing to fight Oscar de La Hoya, says his coach

Roy Jones Jr. y Óscar de la Hoya

Roy Jones Jr., who was a 12-time world champion, is willing to face Oscar de la hoya on his return to the ring, according to his coach Alfy Smith.

“Talk to Roy today and feels great, and is willing to fight Oscar de la hoya“, he pointed Alfy in statements collected by BoxingScene. “I know they were never close to meeting for the weight divisions, but now would be the perfect time to give the fans a fight they thought they were going to see.”

From the pot He is already preparing at 48 years old for his return on July 3 on a billboard of Triller. However, it is still unknown who will be his rival and where the fight will take place, although it will most likely take place in the AT&T Stadium, house of the Dallas Cowboys.

For its part, Jones Jr., 52, retired from professional boxing on February 8, 2018, when he defeated by unanimous decision Scott sigmon.

And by November 2020, he was the fighter who was in the return of Mike tyson in an exhibition match. After eight rounds, the judges declared a tie, in a pay-per-view that generated more than 1.7 million homes sold.

From the pot he has one of the best left hooks in boxing history, “he said. Smith. “Roy he also has a devastating hook, too. We’ll see who the real one is’Captain Hook‘”.

In your professional career, Roy he went 66-9, of which 47 were via knockout. However, due to the difference in weights, he was never close to fighting against Oscar.

It is still unknown what weight he will gain From the pot on his return, but Jones scored 210 pounds in the fight against Mike tyson.

“Fans around the world love Roy Jones Jr. and Oscar de la hoya“, I consider Alfy Smith. “It’s a great fight, an exciting showdown that you dream of in a video game, now we have the opportunity to turn it into reality. Roy he is still active and trains daily, he is in great shape and his speed is good ”.

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