"Rampage" Jackson vs. Roy Jones Jr, Boxing, in the works

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  1. Con.Found.Dead

    Con.Found.Dead Active Member

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    Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2013/07/25/rampage-jackson-roy-jones-jr-boxing-match/2588259/


    Viacom is expected to announce plans next week to go head-to-head with pay-per-view juggernaut Zuffa LLC and its UFC 168 offering.
    An unveiling of Bellator fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's plans with the promotion likely will include a pay-per-view boxing match with former multi-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., two people familiar with Jackson's plans told MMAjunkie.com.
    The fight is expected to take place at the end of the year, though a date and weight class for the bout have not been set.
    "We've been talking to Roy and his people over a potential 'Rampage' vs. Roy fight for over seven months," a representative from Jackson's longtime team, Wolfslair MMA, told MMAjunkie.com. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing.
    Bellator MMA officials declined comment.
    Jones, who owns a 56-8 boxing record, recently was in discussions with the UFC for a possible fight with the promotion's middleweight champ, Anderson Silva, who lobbied for several years to fight the 44-year-old Jones in the squared circle. That, however, was before Silva's title was ripped from his hands by Chris Weidman, who knocked him out earlier this month at UFC 162. The two are scheduled to rematch Dec. 28 in Las Vegas at UFC 168, which continues the organization's annual tradition of big year-end cards.
    Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BFC), a former UFC light-heavyweight champion who hasn't boxed professionally, earlier this year signed a multi-year deal to fight in Bellator and appear as a pro wrestler with TNA Wrestling, in addition to developing a four-part reality show and movie projects with Viacom, which owns a majority stake in the MMA promotion.The 35-year-old Jackson most recently appeared in the UFC octagon, where he fulfilled his contract in a losing effort against Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 6 in January. It marked his third consecutive MMA loss.
    Jackson blamed his skid on his soured relationship with the UFC and repeatedly expressed a desire to box professionally. During a June press conference announcing his new deal with Bellator, he said he would turn over a new leaf.
    "The deal they gave me set me up for the future, and when other fighters really understand this deal they gave me, I think a lot of other fighters that are not happy with their contract in other shows are going to come to Bellator, and the competition is going to come over," Jackson said.
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  2. D-verse

    D-verse No drama

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    I take Rampage, yes I'm biased but I still take him. I also picked Weidman. If the fight is close (in my assesment) then it makes sense to pick the underdog as it's a good bet.
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  3. Jay Bee

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    Rampage has never boxed professionally and Roy jones is 1/10 of his old self. I'll go with jones for experience.
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  4. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    i'll take jackson because jones' chin is old like liddel's was
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  5. D-verse

    D-verse No drama

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    I hate how Ramapge got away with 2 wins in K1 so these stupid mma fanboys run with K1 is overrated, mma has the best striking, but he won twice vs a solid K1 fighter so eh might be better then this seems, I think +9'% gonna say Roy Jones and not even close.

    Yeah Rampage still has a chin, hit really hard and Roy might not have a great chin anymore. I pick Page but if Roy massacres him I won't be much suprised.
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  6. Jay Bee

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    Rampage is over the hill
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  7. young joe

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    Seeing Rampage's KO's in UFC, he might actually work out in the UFC.
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  8. D-verse

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    work out in the UFC means ?
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  9. jerzcity

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    If its 10 or 12 I like Roy by KO based off talent/exp, and he'd have to play it safe for most of the bout cause that loss to Lebedev was scary, his chin is definitely gone.
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