“I faced Tyson – what legend wants to fight?”
Roy Jones Jr. was approached to face legends Thomas Hearns or Joe Calzaghe in an exhibition match.
The 52-year-old US boxer invited 54-year-old Mike Tyson to an entertaining draw under a limited set of rules last November.
Stepping back into a ring for the first time in 15 years, Tyson announced to TMZ last week that he would be returning in September against old rival Lennox Lewis at the age of 55 after a proposed fight against Evander Holyfield failed.
Jones Jr. told Sky Sports of his own plans: “It depends. Glenn McCrory wants me to fight him.
“I was told the other day that Joe Calzaghe is considering returning and wants me to fight him.
“Then Tommy Hearns wants to have a five-round fight!
“Then Shannon Briggs.
“They all want to beat up poor old Roy. Why? I don’t know why. I have nothing to prove, but I still love boxing.
“The more my mind works teaching people how to box, the more it reminds me of what I used to do.
“I’m 52 – I won’t be in the shape I was.
“But the mentality will be worse. I have the opportunity to mentally reread my notes. I stopped after I won the heavyweight title.
“Anyone want some? They all have my phone number. If you want this promotion, don’t think that you can’t get this promotion because you can!”
Jones Jr is now the coach of Chris Eubank Jr, whose legendary father facilitated the connection last year. Eubank Jr. beat Marcus Morrison over the weekend.
Jones Jr and Eubank Sr never met in the ring in their prime in the 1990s.
“We’re on good terms,” said Jones Jr. “This is about moving forward in our lives and using what we know.
“I never had a problem with him even in my prime.
“He had his hands full [in the UK] and I had my hands full [in the US].
“I didn’t draw any disrespect from it.”
Eubank Sr. previously told Sky Sports, “I had a brain. I never had to fight Roy because he was never number 1 in my WBO championship. I wasn’t mindless enough to look for something that I couldn’t accomplish could.”
“I would have fought Roy if he had been the # 1 contender – I should have because my integrity wouldn’t allow me to dodge him. But I was a WBO champion and he was an IBF. I didn’t have to , it was not me.” am not forced.
“It was a very tall building that I didn’t want to climb.”