In my weekly column, I mention the biggest winners and losers of the boxing weekend. Last week I mentioned Roy Jones, Jr. as being on the losing end. For starters, he didn’t look great in his last fight and the fight he wanted with cruiserweight Marco Huck went to the waste side as Huck was upset by Krzysztof Glowacki.
Not sure how serious a fight like that would sell to the networks as many in the industry saw it as a gross mismatch. Now it seems Jones is eyeing the winner of that fight.
“Glowacki already got the phone call that he got what I want,” Jones told ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael in terms of what title shot he wants after he completes his upcoming boxing schedule. “He already got the call. I made the call immediately that night. You beat [Huck]. I want that. That’s mine. You took it from him — now I got to get it from you.”
Aside from having a busy fall season commentating for HBO, Roy Jones has a busy fighting schedule upcoming. He takes on Danny Santiago on August 22nd. He follows up that fight against Tony Moran. Jones is also willing to travel as his fight with Santiago is in a Dutch island in the Caribbean and then he fights Moran in England. After all that, then he wants a title shot.
“I got another fight against Danny Santiago. He got to get it. Then I’m going to England to Liverpool two weeks after that. [Moran] got to get it,” Jones said. “Then I’m looking for whoever else. They got to get it. Somebody got to give me a title shot at 46 years old.”
How close he is to getting that shot is another question. Huck-Glowacki was the Fight of the Year and many would want a rematch. Glowacki also has his eye on fighting Denis Lebedev and not to mention Glowacki is now an Al Haymon fighter while Jones works for HBO. Not sure HBO would sign off on such a fight for its employee and an Al Haymon fighter.