MMAJunkie.com is reporting that Viacom is expected to announce a pay-per-view boxing match between Roy Jones Jr. and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at next week’s Bellator 97 event on Spike TV.
According to the report, the fight is expected to take place at the end of the year but a date and weight class “could not immediately be confirmed.”
Below is a statement issued to MMAJunkie.com:
“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 rep requested anonymity due to the ongoing negotiations related to the matchup.
“If it happens, it would be an incredible fight,” the rep said. “Boxing and MMA have both been discussed, and (Bellator Chairman and CEO) Bjorn (Rebney) has been in these discussions every step of the way. I can’t say much more than that. We’ll see what happens.”
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