RJJ accepts Silva's challenge


In an interview with the NY post, Anderson Silva revealed that he would very much like to do a boxing super fight with Roy Jones Jr, more so than any other super fight in MMA. Yesterday, TMZ was able to catch up with the boxing super star who responded directly to his challenge:

"I don't like wasting time. I don't want to talk about something that's not going to happen so if you want to do it, I would love to do it," Jones Jr. told TMZ. "Of course if we're going to do it shortly, if it's two, three years down the line I can't make no promise. But if we're going to do it immediately right away like after the next fight, then it can happen."

Many wonder why the 38-year-old Silva, who is still capable of handily defeating the elite in his own sport, would want to jump into a boxing ring against one of the best to ever lace up a pair of gloves.

Jones Jr. has his own take on that, and believes it's simply because Silva wants to challenge himself and put his skills to the test in a new element.

"He might not necessarily think he can get me but he might want to find out can he get me," Jones Jr. explained. "He might not 100 percent think that but he might want to see how good he could do. Could he get me? So he knows he's good enough because he's been getting everybody over there, so he feel like, ‘If I'm that good why don't I try the best at that?' You got to respect him for that but the best at that don't run from nothing."

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Anek site profile image  

6/10/13 10:22 AM by Anek

If you disagree with what I wrote, try making an argument, idiot.

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6/10/13 10:21 AM by Anek

There are many ways you can compare them. How does the fact that "they put a T in front of the KO" imply otherwise? The T is an adjective -- it describes the type of knockout recorded.Is a technical knockout a kind of knockout?

ender852 site profile image  

6/10/13 7:13 AM by ender852

How can you compare lights out with a ref stoppage?The answer is you can't, that's why they put that T there in front of the KO in the record books.Thanks for playing.

Bucephalus site profile image  

6/10/13 6:44 AM by Bucephalus

Apparently being a dullard entails not realizing it.

Anek site profile image  

6/10/13 6:08 AM by Anek

A TKO is a kind of KO. That's why his boxing record says that his number of losses by KO is one. Hence, Silva has been KOed, as I said. Thus, your initial objection was incorrect, but you refuse to admit it. Therefore, you are an idiot.He was also dropped in the first round (i.e., not from an accumulation of punches) by a nobody. His chin is not "granite" by boxing standards. As Glovegate wrote: deal with it.

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6/10/13 4:31 AM by Bucephalus

Yeah, I'd watch too. But I also watch gape porn. Does that make it right? No.

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6/10/13 3:42 AM by Glovegate

Distinction with only a minor difference.  RTD in boxing is equivalent to getting rocked and pounded and having the ref stop the fight in mma, aka a TKO. He was stopped with punches.  Anyone can be knocked out.  Chin touched.  Deal with it.

ender852 site profile image  

6/10/13 2:41 AM by ender852

TKO is not the same as KO and you are a fucking dullard if you think so. Chin is still untouched.

Anek site profile image  

6/9/13 11:48 PM by Anek

It's a "referee stops contest" which is a TKO.Look at his record: http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=152826&cat=boxerNote two things: Silva down in the first; losses by KO, one.

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6/9/13 4:03 PM by ender852

RTD, he wasn't "knocked out" Referee technical decision From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia     A referee technical decision (RTD) is a term used in boxing when a fight ends because a fighter refuses to continue (or a fighter's corner) refuses to allow the fighter to continue. One of the most famous referee technical decisions occurred in the Sonny Liston vs. Muhammad Ali fight on February 25, 1964, in Miami Beach, Florida, the first of their two fights. After six back and forth rounds, Sonny Liston, complaining of a shoulder injury, refused to get up from his stool for the seventh round. The fight went to Muhammad Ali who, as a result, became the World Heavyweight Champion.