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Roy Jones Jr still wants cruiserweight title, says he wasn’t “compensated fully” by Triller for Mike Tyson exhibition

Jones discusses his future plans as a fighter and trainer.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The legendary Roy Jones Jr. is the latest to make an appearance on Brian Custer’s Last Stand Podcast and in this installment Jones talks about his interest in resuming his professional fighting career while currently working as a trainer, as well as mentioning some grievances he has with the Triller after facing Mike Tyson on the network. Check out some excerpts below with the full video interview above.

On a possible comeback at cruiserweight

“Phil Mickelson has me really inspired me. What he did lit a fire back in me and I got right back in the gym. I said, if Phil can be the oldest to win a major then why can’t you go get that Cruiserweight title that has evaded you.”

On training Chris Eubank Jr

“This kid is one of the most explosive fighters on the planet, now if we can calm some of that explosiveness down, and teach him to do a little more boxing which he showed in his last fight he can be really something to watch. When he turns it on, he really turns it on and you have to be able to withstand some stuff to be able to weather that storm. I know he can fight with anybody. We want Triple G, but we’ll take Canelo too because it’s a great fight for us.”

On issues he and Tyson have with Triller

“We both had issues with them, and still have issues with them. Ryan Kavanaugh called me and personally told me he wanted to do something extra because of the fact the fight did so well. Did that ever happen? No, all a bunch of talk but nothing behind it. ... I got compensated but not fully, that’s the problem. That’s the real problem.”

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