Silva-Jones in negotiations for boxing match.

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owen1
3/24/08 3:26:42PM
Representatives of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. have confirmed that they are actively engaging in talks for a future boxing match.
Link:
http://mmajunkie.com/news/3991/report-silva-jones-in-ongoing-negotiations-for-boxing-match.mma
MondayNiteMauser
3/24/08 3:28:54PM
This is not good.....If Anderson get KO'd it's going to look really really bad for the sport. Boxing can't win anything from this either if Roy loses it just puts them on the fast track to extinction.
juanez13
3/24/08 3:32:19PM

Posted by MondayNiteMauser

This is not good.....If Anderson get KO'd it's going to look really really bad for the sport. Boxing can't win anything from this either if Roy loses it just puts them on the fast track to extinction.



This would be great for silva, IMO in this fight alone he would make more than he has his Whole MMA career.
owen1
3/24/08 3:34:22PM
Ya it might be good moneywise for Silva but I cant see anything else other than Roy Jones knocking him out if they fight
TNunley
3/24/08 3:36:23PM
I don't see this ever happening, at least not as long as Anderson is under contract with the UFC. This would violate his "non-compete" clause of his contract, so he would have to have Dana's approval before even scheduling the fight. The only way I see Dana allowing this fight to take place is if it happens in the octagon, and I sincerely doubt Roy Jones would be silly enough to step into the cage when Silva has all of his tools available for use.
Aaronno9
3/24/08 3:42:37PM
I think this fights worse for jones than silva. If he looses, he just lost to a guy with hardly any boxing experience and an unkown the boxing world. If he wins, so what? he beat an mma fighter, no boxing fans are going to respect that.

If silva wins though, everybody will be raving about how mma is better than boxing and how amazing it is he can just step into a differant sport and beat one of its pioneers. If he looses, as long as he puts up a good fight, everybodys just gona give him alot of respect and write the loss off, becouse at the end of the day hes not a boxer.


This post might not really encompass what im trying to say, i couldnt really think of how to put it, but i think you get what i mean.
Hardcastle
3/24/08 3:47:04PM
silva doesn't need to win. he just needs to hang in there and put up a fight. if he does this then he is my ******* hero.
wrona666
3/24/08 4:03:33PM
This fight will never happen because Dana White wont let it... This is just boxing trying to find a way to get MMA fans back into watching both sports again.
nickcuc547
3/24/08 4:06:07PM
dumbest idea i have ever heard, anderson will get destroyed, it wont even be close.
Porch28
3/24/08 4:44:32PM
Heres another link with a little more info

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loller90278
3/24/08 5:04:46PM
i'll for sure buy this event under whatever banner it happens in!

even if silva has a decent showing, it's good for MMA. any exposure is good exposure

silverbullet
3/24/08 5:46:48PM
The only reason why I would be remotely against it, is because a boxing match would put off Silva's next title defense for at least a few months. On the other hand, there are no decent contenders on the horizon for Silva to fight. Why not have him box?? Who cares if some boxing fans start talking crap if he loses, everybody knows its a different sport. This fight would be fun to watch, and a good way for Silva to make some extra $$$.
MondayNiteMauser
3/24/08 5:55:42PM

Posted by loller90278

i'll for sure buy this event under whatever banner it happens in!

even if silva has a decent showing, it's good for MMA. any exposure is good exposure




MMA in my opinion is past the need of exposure....we're talkin Roy Jones Jr. here....Anderson is my guy but he has no chance in a BOXING match with Jones.
Sir_Karl
3/24/08 6:56:05PM
If the fight happens....I would love to see Jones knock Silva the F out.
Silva needs to come back to Earth.
jgtribbett
3/24/08 9:21:01PM
coulda always done this with vitor in his prime..
tdietel01
3/24/08 10:18:27PM
Is it just me or does anyone else see silva getting dq'd because he throws an elbor or knee in the clinch? lol is gonna be hard for him not to do something like that when thats what he is trained to do.
cmill21
3/24/08 10:27:09PM

Posted by wrona666

This fight will never happen because Dana White wont let it... This is just boxing trying to find a way to get MMA fans back into watching both sports again.



No Silva has acctually been pushing for this, Jones wasn't the one to call him out.
telnights
3/25/08 2:23:02AM
Well if Silva wins then it would be a big deal if Jones wins it doesn't matter because he is a boxer and its a boxing match. He should be better at his own sport. Now if Jones came and beat Silva in a MMA match that would be a big deal but if Silva won no one would care because he should win as it would be a MMA match and he is a MMA fighter. So this is good thing for MMA doesn't hurt MMA at all and if Silva wins it brings lots of new fans over and shows that MMA is truly more evolved sport than boxing.
Kpro
3/25/08 2:51:19AM

Posted by telnights

Well if Silva wins then it would be a big deal if Jones wins it doesn't matter because he is a boxer and its a boxing match. He should be better at his own sport. Now if Jones came and beat Silva in a MMA match that would be a big deal but if Silva won no one would care because he should win as it would be a MMA match and he is a MMA fighter. So this is good thing for MMA doesn't hurt MMA at all and if Silva wins it brings lots of new fans over and shows that MMA is truly more evolved sport than boxing.



I completely agree and am not sure why more people don't see it this way.
bullettdodger
3/25/08 5:40:11AM

Posted by Kpro


Posted by telnights

Well if Silva wins then it would be a big deal if Jones wins it doesn't matter because he is a boxer and its a boxing match. He should be better at his own sport. Now if Jones came and beat Silva in a MMA match that would be a big deal but if Silva won no one would care because he should win as it would be a MMA match and he is a MMA fighter. So this is good thing for MMA doesn't hurt MMA at all and if Silva wins it brings lots of new fans over and shows that MMA is truly more evolved sport than boxing.



I completely agree and am not sure why more people don't see it this way.



im with you two... and one of the guys on page one.... for good measure
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