What Did Roy Jones Jr. Think Of Alexander Povetkin’s Win Over Dillian Whyte?
Roy Jones Jr. has weighed in on Alexander Povetkin’s upset victory over Dillian Whyte.
Povetkin took on Whyte for the interim WBC Heavyweight Title on August 22. Whyte was heavily favored to win and go on to face the winner of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III as he was the mandatory challenger. Povetkin ended up scoring the fifth-round TKO finish to yank the interim gold from Whyte.
Speaking to TASS, Jones gave his take on Povetkin’s stunning win over Whyte.
“I saw the Povetkin-Whyte fight, it was an unbelievable comeback. Povetkin demonstrated the power of the Russian spirit, to come back into the fight and win. I’m really glad to be a part of this culture.”
Whyte will be getting a rematch with Povetkin. The interim WBC gold will be on the line again. It’ll take place on November 21.
Jones is gearing up for a return to the boxing ring. He’s set to share the ring with Mike Tyson in an eight-round exhibition match. There will be no judges at ringside and if a fighter suffers a cut, the bout will be stopped.
Jones had his last boxing match back on February 8, 2018. He defeated Scott Sigmon via unanimous decision to capture the WBU (German version) Cruiserweight Championship. Jones had planned on hanging up his gloves in terms of boxing competition in any form but he said the opportunity to fight Tyson was too good to pass on.