clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Roy Jones Jr. still waiting on Anderson Silva

Roy Jones Jr is looking forward to boxing UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva.

"I can't wait for Anderson to get done with his contract, whenever that is -- I've heard [September] -- then let's get it on," Jones told the LA Times.

That's the fight Silva has been looking forward to. Silva confirmed his boxing aspirations a year ago and recently called the Jones fight "practically a done deal."

"After my contract with the UFC ends and end my career in MMA, I intend to have a boxing match with Roy Jones," Silva said last month in an interview with Portal das Luas. "That's something that's already been arranged, it's all practically a done deal. Now I just have to wait and see."

With UFC 97 in the books, Silva has four more fights left in his UFC contract.


Roy Jones Jr also told the LA Times that the follow-up to "March Badness" could take place in July and will again feature MMA bouts to go along with boxing bouts.

The event, promoted through Jones' Square Ring Promotions, will be headlined by Jones (53-5) taking on 2000 Olympian Jeff Lacy (25-2). The fight has not been signed but a verbal deal is in place.

"I love the MMA fighting, and I know we've got some good fighters who'll be part of it," said Jones.

"March Badness," Jones' first hybrid MMA-boxing card, featured the likes of Bobby Lashley, Jason Guida, Dennis Hallman and Din Thomas.