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  1. hiken is offline

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    Silva wants to fight Roy Jones? Wtf?!?

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    According to a report out by Mark Gilbert and published in the Sun Uk, UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva wants to fight boxer Roy Jones in the ring. Silva wants to fight Jones Jr. under the rules of boxing and not MMA.

    Ed Soares, Silva’s manager, quoted by the Sun stated: "Anderson would really love to fight Roy Jones Jr in a boxing match."

    Soares went on to add to the publication: "It’s not just talk, we really would like to put that fight together."

    Soares says his team has respect for Jones jr. but are tired of comments made by other Boxers who have in the eye of the public dissed MMA. Soares stated: "We respect Jones’ boxing ability and think he’s one of the best but we’re tired of different boxers saying that MMA fighters aren’t technical."

    Soares added: "Anderson would love to fight Roy Jones in a boxing match under boxing rules to prove that MMA fighters are technical too."

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    Mark Gilbert, Sun Uk
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    This is fantastic. Roy Jones Jr. is gonna frustrate the hell out of Anderson and pull an amazing win, but I think we'll see a technical Anderson as well.
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    I think this will not happen, but it would be interesting if it did.
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    This just in: Mike Tyson still due to fight in Pride.
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    The way things are right now this will never happen because Boxing promoters have too much to lose. The only way it could happen is if Silva gives up MMA for Boxing so the promoters can spin it as a loss to an up and coming boxer.

    Basically if there is even a chance Silva could win while still being an "mma fighter" it won't happen. What would boxing have left if their claim of having the most technical strikers was shattered?
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    I respect the fact that Silva is calling out Jones in a match under boxig rules. He's willing to risk his reputation in a boxing match. So many boxers are afraid to fight under MMA rules, but they still bad mouth the industry.

    Jones will definitely have an advantage over Silva in a boxing match, but I won't count him out so quickly. Silva might still take Jones to a decision.
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    I would love to see this fight, but it won't happen.
  8. hiken is offline

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    I agree that this more than likely wouldn't happen, but Silva has been drinking his own Koolaid if he thinks he would have a chance in hell of making it through a 10 round fight with Jones.

    I do find it funny that they would pick Roy though... he is about 5 years past his prime.
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    Bah, was going to front page this tomorrow, but was beaten to posting it.

    Foiled again!
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    Bah, was going to front page this tomorrow, but was beaten to posting it.

    Foiled again!
    cause you were too busy putting in extra hours at the gym right?
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