Roy Jones Jr wants a crossover fight with UFC legend Anderson Silva after his boxing exhibition with Mike Tyson.
The former four-weight world champion will face off against 54-year-old Tyson in a ‘friendly’ clash on September 12 in California.
However, he then wants to switch his attention to 45-year-old Silva, almost a decade after they were rumoured to fight.
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The 51-year-old told MMA Fighting: “He always wanted to make a fight with me.
“They just never allowed him the opportunity to do it, or they never had the right time to do it
“We both gave our words that if we ever got the opportunity, we would.
“I did give him my word that if the opportunity came, I would, so after this fight, he could get it.”
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However, the small matter of facing the youngest world heavyweight champion in history stands in the way of Jones Jr taking on Silva in any sort of cross-over event.
Once considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in history, Jones moved all the way up from middleweight to become heavyweight champion in 2003 against John Ruiz.
His experiences at both light-heavyweight and then heavyweight have prepared him for the bout with Tyson, who he expects to start like a house on fire.
He said: “Not only does Mike look like a killer, Mike is a killer, but the whole thing people need to realise is, Mike is a killer, not a cheetah.
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“Mike’s got to go kill quick, if he don’t kill quick he got problems on his hands.
“He’s good early, he’s still a strong lion, but he’s got a cheetah mentality.
“A cheetah mentality means… if he don’t get it quick, it belongs to me.”