And you thought all this talk of UFC fighters taking on boxing greats in the ring was ludicrous
Michael B. Jordan recently claimed that he would be confident holding his own against his boxing hero, Roy Jones Jr., at this stage of the legend’s career.
Jordan has put himself through strenuous boxing training to leave himself in the shape of his life for the Creed sequel and while his physical condition speaks for itself, the actor feels that his boxing technique has been honed to the point where he would be able to give Jones a run for his money in the ring.
“In his prime, no, he’d probably knock my ass out but right now, I could probably do my thing,” Jordan told TMZ.
He may be 49 years young but Jones fought as recently as February, claiming a unanimous decision victory against Scott Sigmon for the WBU cruiserweight title.
Jones has never been one to shy away from a fight and it sure sounds like he’s accepted Jordan’s challenge as he has told the actor who plays Adonis Creed to get in touch with his team.
“If Michael B. wants this real, contact Roy Jones Jr. and we’ll make it happen,” he told TMZ.
“I know he can’t beat me still. I know he’s probably in better condition because he’s younger … but I’m an old school vet.”
The former Olympic silver medallist went on to claim that he would need only four or five weeks to prepare for a fight against Jordan, who is 18 years Jones’ junior.