The 54-year-old challenged Emelianenko following his recent comments about wanting a boxing match with Mike Tyson.
“We watched the fight on TV of Roy Jones Jr. vs. Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson would be an interesting fight. He has a big name, he’s a legend. … It would be interesting because you can see a lot of his videos on YouTube and all over the place, he’s still in good shape. He still works pads, he still has that same power,” Emelianenko said
And given that the latter was the former undisputed heavyweight champion, such a bout would generate a lot of interest.
However, Jones also had the experience of facing Tyson, having engaged in an exhibition in 2020.
Jones’ last fight, however, was a loss to Anthony Pettis, an MMA fighter, which could make a bout with Emelianenko very competitive.
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The latter is 46, whose record stands at 40 victories and seven defeats, in an impressive career. With that being said, Jones was keen to get things on given that they both have Russian citizenship.
“Fedor doesn’t need to box against Mike Tyson. He needs to finally fight me. I’m sure it will be an incredibly big event. We are both Russian athletes, it will be very interesting,” Jones