Cruiserweight boxer Tommy Fury recently sparked talks of a potential exhibition match with the legendary Roy Jones Jr. This has been confirmed by Tommy’s father, John Fury.
Tommy and Jones Jr playfully talked about competing in the ring during their meeting in Saudi Arabia. This coincided with Tyson Fury’s much-anticipated crossover bout with Francis Ngannou. But what began as a lighthearted exchange has transitioned into substantive discussions, as shared by John Fury with The Daily Express.
John stated: “We’re speaking to Roy Jones Jr; we can do something with him. I’m giving it some thought at the time of speaking. Roy Jones Jr is a great guy. He’s a lovely fella, a standup man and a hall-of-fame great..”
Despite the substantial age gap, the idea of a face-off between them gained momentum.
John Fury revealed, “Yeah, maybe it is an exhibition or something, whatever he wants to do. We’ve not really spoken in great detail, but he did say over in Saudi ‘Let’s do something’ and we’re all ears.”
He further emphasized, “We just need to sit down and see what is best for Tommy and Roy Jones Jr.”
When Jones Jr. casually suggested that Tommy compete on the undercard of an event featuring John and Mike Tyson, Tommy apparently leapt at the chance to take on the American.
Jones Jr humorously suggested, “I said if your father fights Mike, me and you do the co-main event.”
A visibly surprised Tommy immediately exclaimed, “Hey, let’s do it.”
Jones Jr eagerly reciprocated, “That would be out of this world, brother. If they fight, me and him on the undercard. That would be out of this world.”
Expressing his enthusiasm, Tommy added: “Let’s get this stuff made, regardless of if Mike and my dad don’t fight. Me and Roy Jones exhibition, why not?”
Jones Jr made his last appearance in the ring during a 2020 exhibition match against Tyson. The match ended in a draw after eight rounds and appears open to the possibility of stepping back into the spotlight.