Jones Believes With Training He’d Be A Top Boxer
Jon Jones is just about to return to the UFC, so don’t expect him to crossover into the world of boxing any time soon.
When asked on the Jackson-Wink podcast about a potential crossover fight, Jones was fairly realistic with his expectations.
“I would imagine he would have the upper hand big time,” Jones told the Jackson-Wink podcast when asked about a fight against Joshua. “He’s spent so much time throwing hands and that’s his passion.”
Obviously, Jones isn’t even contemplating a move to boxing right now — if ever — but he also understands the attraction to going to that sport and earning a massive payday.
While Jones is returning from a nearly 14-month suspension for testing positive at UFC 214, he knows that with time he could be a world class boxer.
“When I started doing MMA, I found myself in the UFC about nine months after my first practice so I’m aware that I have a mind for fighting,” Jones said. “I have a lot of faith and confidence in myself.”
“I believe that if I were to hire the right people to be around me, that’s maybe four boxing coaches. That’s what the guys at the highest levels [have]. Hire guys to come in here and we spend two years focusing on boxing and only boxing, I believe I’d be able to compete with the best in the world.”
In the meantime, Jones will return to fight for a version of the UFC light heavyweight championship against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on December 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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