Roy Jones Jr. Wants Lateef Kayode and the IBO Cruiserweight Title in October

Michael WaltersCorrespondent IIAugust 20, 2012

LAS VEGAS - APRIL 02:  Boxer Roy Jones Jr. poses during the official weigh-in for his bout against Bernard Hopkins at the Mandalay Bay Events Center April 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a light heavyweight bout on April 3 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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According to Roy Jones Jr.(56-8 40 KO’s), he could to be back in the ring in October against Lateef Kayode (18-0-1 14 KO’s). 

"It gives me the chance to win the cruiserweight title," Jones told B/R after the recent fight card he promoted. “The only title I never got between middleweight and heavyweight is cruiserweight. That’s my perfect opportunity to collect that cruiserweight title, and that’s all I am looking for right now.”

Jones previously challenged Australia’s Danny Green for the IBO cruiserweight title in December, 2009, and was stopped in the first round by a brutal knockout

The fight, if it does come off, will be for the vacant and lightly regarded IBO cruiserweight title, according to Jones. The title was vacated by Antonio Tarver after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

Jones’ most recent fight was a hard-fought split decision victory over Poland’s Pawel Glazewski, a bout in which the former pound-for-pound king was dropped. 


It was reported by Dan Rafael that after his last fight, Jones would most likely face WBC cruiserweight titleholder Krzystzof Wlodarczyk, who is also from Poland. 

“He didn’t want to fight. So (since) he ain't want it, so I will get it (cruiserweight title) from who ever I got to get it from,” said Jones about a possible matchup with the Pole.

Jones, 43, is 8-7 in his last 15 fights, but he is still convinced that his time as a top-flight boxer is not over.

“I will fight anybody. I don’t care nothing about nobody. I will fight them all,” said the ever-confident Jones. “I am the man still as far as I’m concerned. Last I checked I was still the man.”


Michael Walters is a Contributor for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained first-hand.

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