Former multi-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr has reveleald he told a current world champion he would be ‘unbeatable’ – and up to now he has been proved right.
Jones himself was one of boxing’s greatest ever talents – a man who had it all from footwork to defence via slick offense. It was that which helped him lift titles all the way from middleweight up to heavyweight during his 75 fight career.
Latterly, he has taken on training duties for the likes of Chris Eubank Jr, and drawn a high-profile and well-executed exhibition with Mike Tyson in November 2020.
Speaking to RealLyfe Productions, Jones explained that he thinks there are currently two unbeatable men in boxing.
‘I don’t know who can beat either one. Neither one has been beat yet,’ he said of Terence Crawford and Tyson Fury before sharing a story about Fury from in which he imparted wisdom.
“I told Fury about six years ago, if you’re going to get yourself in shape, clean yourself up, clan your life up, get yourself right, none of these guys can beat you”
Fury did indeed get himself in shape, and since those words has regain the heavyweight world title by beating formerly undefeated Deontay Wilder. He is currently considered the best heavyweight in the world.
Jones went on to explain why, citing Fury’s ring craft but also his height.
“He has a high IQ, and he’s 6’8, 6’9, so it’s very difficult to beat him cause he’s so tall. People are used to punching down, they’re not used to punching up, everybody in the heavyweight division fighting Fury got to punch up.”
Next up for Fury is a fight with Francis Ngannou, the former MMA champion but boxing novice who is being trained by Mike Tyson and who will be pinning all his hopes on catching Fury with one epic shot.