At 54 years of age, Roy Jones Jr. makes his professional boxing return in Milwaukee against Anthony Pettis. Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis Will face each other at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
In late 2020, Jones Jr. had a practice match with Mike Tyson. Pettis, a former lightweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is making his competitive boxing debut. Here’s the lowdown on the Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis fight.
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Date and Time of Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis Fight
- Date: 1 April, Saturday
- Event Starting Time: 8:00 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST
Main Event Ringwalks (approx): 11:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. BST
The major event will begin at 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST. The major event ring walks are at 4:00 a.m. BST / 11:00 p.m. ET, contingent upon the length of the preliminary bouts.
Where is Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis Fight held?
Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America, is where the battle will go down.
Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis Top 3 Undercard Preview
On April 1, one of the best boxers of all time, Roy Jones Jr., returns to the ring after a five-year absence to battle an MMA fighter, Anthony Pettis, who is making his professional boxing debut.
The Fiserv Forum in Wisconsin will host the battle, which is part of Jorge Masvidal’s Gambred Boxing 4.
Pettis has won the lightweight championship in the WEC and the UFC. Pettis, who had a record of 11-9 in the UFC, signed with the PFL that year. His last bout was in August of 2022, giving him a 1-4 record for the tournament-based organization. He has lately made the decision to forego PFL tournaments in favour of high-stakes PPV fights.
Pettis has gone from his normal weight of 146 to 155 pounds to around 200 pounds in preparation for this battle, but he has no intention of stepping down from Jones.
Jones holds the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight world championships (66-9, 47 KOs). The Pensacola product finished his career on a four-fight winning run, having defeated boxing greats such as Bernard Hopkins, James Toney, Virgil Hill, Antonio Tarver, and John Ruiz. In 2020, he also participated in a non-official practice fight against Mike Tyson.
Several exciting boxing matches involving mixed martial arts (MMA) competitors will be held at Gambred Boxing 4. Jones vs. Pettis’s complete main event is outlined below.
Combatants Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens
For the second time in his career, legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jose Aldo enters the boxing ring to square off against Jeremy Stephens. After experiencing his first defeat in his eighth fight as a professional, Aldo (31-8) went on an amazing 18-fight win streak and became the WEC and UFC Featherweight Champion. He successfully defended the UFC title seven times before losing to Conor McGregor in 2015.
After that defeat, Aldo went on a 6-6 run in his next 12 bouts. In February of 2022, he made his boxing debut and won by majority decision, and he withdrew in September of that year. This summer, Aldo will become a member of the UFC Hall of Fame.
Stephens (29-21, 1 NC) entered the UFC in 2007 with a record of 13-2. From UFC 71 until July 2021, Stephens went 15-18 with 1 NC and is best remembered as the man Conor McGregor brushed off during a news briefing. Stephens is 1-2 since signing with the PFL and 1-7 (1 NC) since his last nine bouts. In 2018, he fought Aldo and was knocked out in the first round.
Ronaldo Souza vs. Vitor Belfort
Here we have a repeat between Jiu-Jitsu experts Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo Souza. Belfort has been fighting professionally since 1996, and he won the UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament in 1997 (his record is 26-14 with one no-contest). He won the UFC light heavyweight championship in 2004, defeating Randy Couture in the process, and later moved between the two weight classes.
Belfort has defeated UFC legends like Wanderlei Silva, Randy Couture, Rich Franklin, Michael Bisping, and Dan Henderson during his time with both Strikeforce and PRIDE. Belfort, who had previously announced his retirement in 2018, defeated Evander Holyfield in the opening round of their September 2021 practice bout. This will be his second professional boxing bout; in 2006, he defeated Josemario Neves.
Souza (26-10, 1 NC) is a former DREAM and Strikeforce middleweight king and a multiple-medal winner in Jiu-Jitsu and grappling. After competing for the UFC for the last time in May 2021, Souza resigned to concentrate on Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing. He first joined the UFC in 2013. He finished off Belfort at UFC 198 in 2016.
Gina Mazany vs. Pearl Gonzalez
On the same program, there is a fight between Pearl Gonzalez and Gina Mazany. Gonzalez (10-5) has competed professionally since 2010, and his career has taken him to the UFC, XFC, and Invicta. Gonzalez, who hasn’t fought since 2020, is 2-0 in boxing and 1-1 in bare-knuckle fights. In November, she fought Ivana Coleman and won via technical knockout.
Mazany won the featherweight title at the Alaska Fight Championship and has a record of 8-6 overall. Her most recent bout, in December, was a victory over Elizabeth Schroder.
Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis Full Fight Card
- Heavyweight match: Roy Jones, Jr. vs Anthony Pettis
- Heavyweights Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo Souza
- The Welterweight Title Fight: Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Cruiserweights Paul Daley and Anthony Taylor
- Featherweight: Pearl Gonzalez vs. Gina Mazany
- Super featherweights Damian Marchiano and Devin Cushing
- Heavyweights Dillon Cleckler and Josh Burns
- The super flyweight bout between Bi Nguyen and Emily Whitmire
- Welterweight bout: Cade Howell versus Christopher Wright