You can’t make this up.
One of the greatest ever, Roy Jones Jr, has challenged Tony Bellew to a boxing match according to boxingscene.com.
David Coldwell, Bellew’s trainer, has confirmed that Jones indeed issued a challenge to the former WBC cruiserweight champion.
“The thing is, I know Roy Jones really well and whenever I’ve seen him in the States he’s asked me about fighting Tony,” said Coldwell.
But the fact of the matter is that Bellew has bigger fish to fry than a Roy Jones Jr past his prime.
“No disrespect to Roy Jones but it’s not something Tony would entertain, he shouldn’t be boxing as far as we’re concerned. He’s not the name that he used to be, it’s not an option really,” told the trainer.
Even Bellew himself commented on the matter and absolutely declined the offer.
“I will never fight him. Never let your idols become your rivals. I’ve idolised that man since I was a kid, he’s the greatest fighter that ever lived. I will never fight him,” said Bellew.
Jones, 48, has amassed a record of 65-9 (47 KO’s) and is still active as a professional fighter. He is currently on a three fight winning streak. He won his last fight via TKO earlier this year against Bobby Gunn.
Bellew is currently in serious talks with Andre Ward and the two parties are indeed planning a fight for this year.