Roy Jones Jr. believes he would probably take on UFC Legend Anderson ‘Spider’ Silva in a boxing match, if he beats Mike Tyson in his much anticipated boxing comeback.
The two legends square off at the STAPLES Center, Los Angeles later today in a card which also features YouTuber Jake Paul vs Basketball Star Nate Robinson. The former champions will fight it out in an eight round contest, with each round lasting two minutes.
Anderson Silva, on the other hand was just released by the UFC after his fight against Uriah Hall. However, the 45-year-old Brazilian Legend, still believes he has a lot left in him. Speaking of this Roy Jones Jr. revealed that both he and Anderson Silva have been wanting to make this fight happen.
“He’s been wanting it, I’ve been wanting it” – Roy Jones Jr.
Speaking to TheMacLife, ahead of his fight with Mike Tyson, Roy Jones said, “If this goes well tonight, I am almost positive that it would probably be the next thing we do, because he’s been wanting it, I’ve been wanting it. So this gotta go great first,” when asked about a possible bout with UFC Legend Anderson Silva.
Reporter Damon Jones of MMAfighting too confirmed it with a tweet; saying that it would be a boxing match. “Roy Jones Jr. says if everything goes well on Saturday night, he’s almost positive that he’ll finally face Anderson Silva in a boxing match“, he tweeted.
Do you think Roy Jones Jr., will go the distance? If yes, who do you think will win in the cross-sport fight?