Rumor: Jones Jr May Face Hanshaw on Showtime
Roy Jones Jr’s promoter, Lou DiBella, has told ESPN that his fighter has reached a verbal agreement with Showtime to fight Tony Hanshaw in a light heavyweight bout on June 9th.
“Roy has given me a verbal ‘OK.’ It’s basically done,” DiBella told ESPN.com, though he admitted he won’t believe it until Jones signs. “I think it’s an interesting fight. I’m more interested in seeing an older guy fight a young, hungry guy than in seeing two older guys fight.”
No site for the potential bout has been determined yet.
Showtime boss Ken Hershman knows for a fact that nothing is set in stone. Jones has been known for pulling out of things and changing his mind at the last minute, most recently his proposed December fight against Manuel Siaca in Philadelphia which I was going to go and cover for KO Corner myself.
“I go by what Lou tells me, so we are drafting the contract as we speak,” Hershman said. “I’m thrilled. I think it’s great. It’s nice to see another graduate of ‘ShoBox’ get a big fight and fulfill the mission of that [prospect-oriented] show. We’ll see what Roy has left in his arsenal.
I’ll have more news on this when it becomes available…
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