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14th Feb 2016

Think you could knock out Roy Jones Jr? If so, there could be $100,000 in it for you


Darragh Murphy

We all have that hard-man friend who, when watching fights, claims to fancy himself against the professionals.

Well now he’ll get the chance to make a cool $100,000 if he thinks he can do a job against former multi-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr.

Bizarrely, the 47-year-old is taking part in an odd event in Phoenix, Arizona where he will fight a fan with the potential prize of $100,000 for the contestant.

The last time we saw Jones Jr fight was at a Russian event in December when he was knocked out cold by Welsh light heavyweight Enzo Maccarinelli.

If you think you can do the same, you can apply for the position of Jones Jr’s next opponent via the URFight website.

The event takes place on March 20 and will also feature a grappling match between veteran UFC middleweights Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping, a mixed martial arts bout between UFC legends Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn and a professional wrestling match between Rey Mysterio and Kurt Angle.

No, really. This is a thing.

The insanity takes place at the Celebrity Theatre and, despite our skepticism, it seems to be genuine.


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