Jon Jones on boxing: “I believe I’d be able to compete with the best in the world”
Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was a guest in a recent episode of the JacksonWink podcast, where he expressed his interest in boxing.
“When I started doing MMA, I found myself in the UFC about nine months after my first practice so I’m aware that I have a mind for fighting,” Jones said. “I have a lot of faith and confidence in myself.
“I believe that if I were to hire the right people to be around me, that’s maybe four boxing coaches. That’s what the guys at the highest levels [have]. Hire guys to come in here and we spend two years focusing on boxing and only boxing, I believe I’d be able to compete with the best in the world.”
“I would imagine he would have the upper hand big time,” Jones said of Joshua. “He’s spent so much time throwing hands and that’s his passion.”
Jones is currently slated to fight Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch at UFC 232 on December 29thin Las Vegas.