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Roy Jones Jr.

to Anderson Silva:

HELL YEAH, I'LL FIGHT YOU!

6/7/2013 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

060613_roy_jones_jr_launch​If Anderson Silva WANTS Roy Jones Jr., he's gonna GET Roy Jones Jr. -- 'cause RJJ tells TMZ he'll accept Spider's challenge to a boxing match ... but the clock's tickin'.

We spoke to the 44-year-old former boxing champ in L.A. this week ... who says he heard Silva loud and clear when Anderson told the New York Post about his dream to fight a "great champion" like Jones.

38-year-old Silva is currently under contract with the UFC ... but suggested that UFC honcho Dana White should strike a deal to make the fight happen.

As for Roy -- once considered the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet -- he tells TMZ, "I would love it ... Call me and we'll make that happen."

But Roy is concerned about his age -- and says if the fight is gonna happen, it's gotta happen ASAP -- in fact, Jones suggested the two get in the ring right after Silva fights Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on July 6.

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1.

Mike    

As much as i hate RJJ, he would destroy AS in a boxing match. But RJJ is high if he thinks he should keep fighting after getting knocked out so often in his older age.

399 days ago
2.

Boss Mann361    

Can tmz stop all this ad bull****

399 days ago
3.

tgrfan42069    

i guess rjj would fight him right after anderson finishes a fight.boxing match i give the edge to rjj..ufc or street fight anderson has the edge

399 days ago
4.

Cmanson    

Anderson would kill him boxing or not rjj chin is no more

399 days ago
5.

meloveulongtime    

Anderson is way too quick for Roy

399 days ago
6.

Peter Popoff    

Roy sit down you get knocked out when you hear the word fight!!!

399 days ago
7.

train wreck    

Roy in his prime beats Anderson in boxing but today Roy would get destroyed. Also, Dana would NEVER allow this to happen...

398 days ago
8.

HooahJuice    

I met RJJ once in Primm..man I made an ass out of myself drunk in an elevator.

398 days ago
9.

Don    

Don't do it Roy!!!!!!!!!! Tell that coward to fight Jon Jones. Don't fall for another Vanna White attempt to promote the UFC. They're desperate because they have few exciting fighters left who, like Rampage, are leaving due to ill treatment from Vanna White. Appreciate your fighters UFC, and leave boxing's Hall Of Fame alone.

398 days ago
10.

Don    

Don't do it Roy!!!!!!!!!! Tell that coward to fight Jon Jones. Don't fall for another Vanna White attempt to promote the UFC. They're desperate because they have few exciting fighters left who (like Rampage) are leaving due to ill treatment from Vanna White. Appreciate your fighters UFC, and leave boxing's Hall Of Fame alone.

398 days ago
11.

Hot Chocolate    

CHIN TO THE SHOULDER THEN SWING AND YOU CAN ......................................

DO YOU GUYS WANT TO FIGHT OR HIT?

YOU BETTER SEND LOVE. KNOW WHEN TI NOT FIGHT. A real fight is a battle for more than hitting.

I don't want to see you in prison one typical boxing bulll****. You can still knock a mother****er out if you fight and time your punches rather than only hit.

Don't just go wild when it comes to fighting. A trained fighter can't just be wild.

And don't be hatin'.

398 days ago
12.

Meyersmedley     

Silva wish crush him..

398 days ago
13.

str8edgewriter    

Wow, you people who think Roy Jones would lose must be either 12 or the type of adult who still thinks wwe is legit

398 days ago
14.

austin    

HELL YEAH! and ill go to the fight.
Roy Jones Jr. is one of the greatest fighters to ever live and he will destroy Anderson silva in a boxing match! (as he should as a multi-time world champion - which would be the same as if they fought MMA Silva as a multi-time world champion would destroy Roy Jones Jr.)

398 days ago
15.

kat40    

Omg he need money with his 200 year old self lol just stop already geez

398 days ago
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