ROY JONES VS. MMA FIGHTER & TANK ABBOT MAKES HIS RETURN AGAINST DAN SEVERN
Phoenix, Arizona (March 10th, 2016)– The never-ending fight saga of Roy Jones Jr (62-9, 45 KO) continues as the 47 year old legend and former four division champion has confirmed his next fight, according to Boxingscene.
He will face 33 year old MMA fighter Vyron Phillips (5-3 in MMA) March 20 on internet pay-per-view at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona in a presumed boxing match. Phillips fight mainly out of Canada at 170lbs, but he is from Minneapolis, Minnesota.Phillips has 4 knockouts and has never been stopped in professional mma.
Jones, who was viciously knocked out by Enzo Maccarinelli in December, seems intent on continuing his boxing career regardless of the venue, opposition and knockout losses. Before his loss to Maccarinelli, Roy Jones defeated 8 fighters in a row which were mainly C and D level opponents.
In recent years, there’s also been talk of Roy Jones, Jr. fighting MMA fighters Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz, Kimbo Slice and Rampage Jackson as well as a former middleweight and super middleweight boxing champ, Steve Collins, who hasn’t fought since the decade prior to the last.
Dan Severn, age 57, (101-19, 7 draws) was expected to fight Ken Shamrock, however Shamrock pulled out after his loss to Royce Gracie at Bellator 149. Shamrock will replaced by another mma legend, Tank Abbott (10-15).
An organization called UR Fight plans to showcase the event as well as several former mixed martial artists and former WWE stars in bouts with each other:
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