When you hear Roy Jones Jr. has an upcoming fight…
BoxingScene.com is reporting that Roy Jones Jr. has selected his opponent for his UR Fight internet PPV. In possibly the smartest fight he’s had in a long time, Roy Jones was to select a fan to fight, and that fan could win $100,000. The fan that was chosen, professional MMA fighter, Vyron Phillips (5-3).
The fan that was chosen, professional MMA fighter, Vyron Phillips (5-3). Roy can’t just beat up any old fan, he chose someone with combat sports experience, but maybe he should have gone with a more grappling based fighter. In Phillips five wins, 4 have come via TKO/KO. On paper, Jones has the experience, plus, this is boxing, not MMA. But with Jones’ chin… Let’s hope Jones doesn’t get embarrassed.
Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (62-9, 45KOs) finally has an opponent for the UR Fight internet pay-per-view on March 20th at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.
As previously reported, Jones will be the headliner of the card, where a lucky fan would have the opportunity to win a $100,000 if they are able to beat the former champ.
Fans were required to submit videos to UR Fight. The submitted video had each fan/fighter explain why UR Fight should select them to fight Jones.
The selected opponent is unknown 33-year-old MMA fighter Vyron Phillips, who has a 5-3 record in MMA. Phillips will have the opportunity to win the biggest payday of his career if he is able to beat the former champ.
The last time the 47-year-old Jones was in the ring, he was brutally knocked out in four rounds in December by former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli in Russia.
The internet pay-per-view will have four main bouts, each in a different genre to attract a variety of different fans.
MMA fighters Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping will battle in a grappling match.
Former WWE superstars Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio Jr. will have a pro wrestling match.
UFC legends Tank Abbott and Dan Severn will clash in an MMA rules rematch. Abbott replaced Ken Shamrock, who was originally announced to face Severn.
h/t Boxing Scene