News | Jul 25 2017

Roy Jones Jnr chasing Tony Bellew fight

Tony Bellew and Dave Coldwell outline why the fight would never happen
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Tony Bellew celebrates winning the fight  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

ALL-TIME great Roy Jones Jnr has been pursuing a fight with former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew – but the Liverpudlian insists he would never fight his “hero.”

Jones, now 48, last fought in February when he stopped bare-knuckle fighter Bobby Gunn in eight rounds. Last year he fought twice, including a grotesque contest with a ‘fan’ who won a competition to box Jones Jnr.

Bellew, who became cruiserweight champion last year but has since been made ‘Champion Emeritus’ after moving to heavyweight, has been pursued by the future Hall of Famer but would never fight him.