Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Champion Jones: Tyson Fury Is Not a Big Enough Name to Fight ; U SHELDAN KEAY

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Champion Jones: Tyson Fury Is Not a Big Enough Name to Fight ; U SHELDAN KEAY

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has expressed his desire to move into boxing but has ruled out any potential bout with Tyson Fury, deeming that Fury is not a big-enough name.

Wilmslow boxer Fury has called out UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez over the past few months, something that has gained the attention of Jones.

Despite this, Jones feels that a bout with Fury would have no benefit, and would only be interested in fighting a Klitschko if he were to make the transition from the Octagon to the boxing ring.

Jones said: "If I move into boxing I don't want to fight Tyson Fury, I only want to fight the biggest names. I didn't really know who Fury was until I heard that he was calling out Velasquez and so I checked him out after that and he seems like quite the character. I saw a video of when he hit himself with an upper cut during a fight and so that was pretty funny. …

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