Found May 08, 2013 on
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.
Here is what Jones had to say about Mayweather.
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Jon Jones is considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter on planet Earth. He recently defended his title for the fifth time, tying Tito Ortiz on the list of most successful title defenses in the Light Heavyweight division (5). His record shows one loss, but that came as a result of an illegal elbow thrown after he knocked his opponent out. Aside from that blemish...
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 [...]
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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...
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)
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