Tommy Fury, the former Love Island star and professional boxer, is reportedly in talks with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr for a shock exhibition bout. The discussions arose after the two met in Saudi Arabia ahead of Tyson Fury's fight against Francis Ngannou. Tommy Fury, who recently faced YouTube sensation KSI, is now considering the possibility of a match against the former four-weight champion. Tommy's father, John Fury, confirmed the negotiations and expressed his admiration for Jones Jr. The details of the potential bout are still being worked out, but both parties are open to the idea.
Tommy Fury's Controversial Win and the Proposal
Tommy Fury's last fight against KSI ended in a controversial victory. Despite the close outcome, Tommy's unbeaten record prompted Roy Jones Jr to suggest a fight between the two on the undercard of a show headlined by John Fury and Mike Tyson. Tommy immediately agreed to the proposal, expressing his enthusiasm for the opportunity. Jones Jr echoed the sentiment, calling the potential match "out of this world." Tommy is eager to make the exhibition bout happen, regardless of whether his father and Mike Tyson actually fight.
Roy Jones Jr's Recent Exhibition and Draw
Roy Jones Jr, at the age of 54, hasn't stepped into the ring since his 2020 exhibition match against Tyson, which ended in a draw after eight rounds. Despite the time away, Jones Jr is still interested in participating in exhibition bouts and sees the potential fight with Tommy Fury as an exciting opportunity. Both fighters are waiting to finalize the details of the bout to ensure it is the best decision for both of them.