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Roy Jones Jr. will fight in Liverpool in the autumn

The American boxing icon, who is a former four-weight world champion won an Olympic silver medal and was voted Fighter of the Decade in the 1990s, will face an opponent to be named at the prestigious Aintree Equestrian Centre.

The only boxer in 106 years to win the middleweight and heavyweight world titles during a career spanning more than two decades, Jones is set to clash with a local name for the vacant World Boxing Federation Inter-Continental cruiserweight title on September 12.

“[When] the opportunity to work with Jones came up out of the blue, I couldn’t say no,” said promoter Stephen Vaughan.

“Why would you not want to be involved with a ring legend like Roy Jones? He’s been there and done it but we believe he’s still a top drawer operator.

“We are bringing one of the biggest fighters of all-time to a boxing city for the fans, not only in Liverpool but the UK.

“We are hoping that the venue will be big enough for the event as we expect the show to sell out.

“Therefore, we recommend the fans buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

The undercard for the show, which is being billed ‘The Legend’, will be topped by Paul Economides as he defends the WBFed Inter-Continental super bantamweight title.

Elsewhere, former English light middleweight title challenger Nick Quigley, plus Russian featherweight sensation David Agadzhanyan.

Tony Moran, Tasif Khan and Lee Boyce will also box on the bill, while there’ll be action for Dayle Gallagher and Solihull’s Antonio Counihan.

Elsewhere, there’ll be an appearance for Jay Carney, while new signings, light heavyweight Liam Milner and cruiserweight Shawn Hughes, will make their bows in the pro ranks.

Tickets, priced at £40, £60, £100 and £150, are available now by phone on 0333 200 0905.

VIP and corporate packages are available on request. For further information contact 0333 200 0905.
An announcement on the broadcaster for the show will be made in due course, with discussions ongoing with several channels.

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