Found May 08, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Jon Jones and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are among the best pound-for-pound fighters in their respective sports. Jones might be the best MMA fighter in the world — Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre could also make arguments for the top pound-for-pound spot. In boxing, the Klitschko brothers and Canelo Alvarez are top pound-for-pound fighters, but few would dispute the undefeated Mayweather being listed at No. 1.
While boxing is one of the elements of mixed martial arts, it is not exactly Jones’ specialty. He is a wrestler who crushes his opponents with Muay Thai techniques such as vicious knees and elbow. Still, Jones, who is 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, thinks he could compete with Mayweather in a boxing ring.
“It would probably be a pretty competitive match,” Jones told Power 105.1 recently.
But Jones doesn’t think such a fight would feel right because boxing restricts so much of what is allowed in MMA competition.
“Fighting Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t even be right. Nobody would want to...
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Jon Jones is 6’4″ 205 pounds and Floyd Mayweather is 5’8″ 147 pounds, so the logistics of a boxing match wouldn’t work. It would be like Mayweather fighting in the heavyweight division.
From my experience boxers wouldn’t do well in MMA and MMA fighters wouldn’t do well in boxing. They are both fighting sports, but totally different when you really think about it....
Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped by Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club Morning Show to talk all things boxing, Canelo Alvarez, his beef with 50 cent and Ray J.
You can listen to and watch the full video below. Money Mayweather is loving life right now.
As Robert Littal of Blacksportsonline pointed, the extreme size difference between Floyd Mayweather and Jon Jones would make it so a boxing bout between the two would make no sense. But, Jones apparently feels despite that, he would be competitive against Mayweather in the ring. Even though he is a MMA fighter and not a [...]
Early estimates for the UFC 159 Jones vs. Sonnen buyrate are in and whether it is a success or not depends on your criteria. The good news is that the pay per view was the second biggest of the year. The bad news is that it should have done more.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. outclassed Robert Guerrero last weekend, and now people are clamoring for him to finally face undefeated champion Canelo Alvarez.
Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) is the top 154-pound fighter in the world and has been discussed as a potential Mayweather opponent. Though no fight has been finalized in the past, it looks like things are intensifying now.
Alvarez is promoted...
It wasn’t until I recently rewatched Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia that I realized Anderson has been asking for GSP for over three years now. Think about that. Anderson will probably end up fighting Jon Jones as well, for better or worse, but you have to hand it to him: he’s willing to fight. That’s why we all love Ando so much. Now, I’m not saying GSP or Bones don’t want...
(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
For those disgusted at the UFC's matchmaking decision to give Chael Sonnen a shot at Jon Jones's light heavyweight title, this news is going to be quite unwelcoming - UFC 158 put up some solid pay-per-view sales numbers. Dave Meltzer reports the event is the second-highest selling of 2013 for the company, with estimated sales in the...
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s win over Robert Guerrero was an artistic success, but not a box-office smash.
The Showtime network said Friday that early tallies show the fight will exceed 1 million pay-per-view buys. That's short of the 1.5 million buys for Mayweather's previous fight against Miguel Cotto.
The fight last Saturday was the first for Mayweather on Showtime under...
Floyd Mayweather Jr. hurt his right hand while battering an outclassed Robert Guerrero for 36 minutes on Saturday night in “Sin City.” Fortunately, although noticeably swollen and discolored, the 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) didn’t severely damage his power paw and still intends to scrap on September 14. Dismissing concerns of aging, inactivity and a stint behind bars...