Martin Rogan willing to boil down to cruiserweight to face Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.

Stacey Verbeek

Irish heavyweight Martin Rogan has insisted that he can shed the access weight to seal a possible fight with Roy Jones Jr. after the former Prizefighter champion was revealed as an option for a future match-up with the 1990’s legend.

In exclusive text messages obtained by WBN, Steve Collins and Jones mentioned Rogan as a potential opponent for the American in the summer as the old rivals talked about rekindling their own rivalry for a long-awaited match-up.

Reports are now suggesting that Rogan will be the four-weight world title-holder Jones’ preferred choice for a clash, possibly in Ireland, and ‘Big Rogie’ is sure he can drop down from his usual weight of around 234lbs to make the 200lb limit.


“After Steve Collins insulted me, I am willing to lose two and a half stone to beat both him and Roy Jones,” Rogan stated.

Rogan, 41, recently returned from almost a year out to reach the semi-finals of Prizefighter – The Internationals III at York Hall.

Whilst 44-year-old Jones has won his last two bouts on the spin.

Whether a fight can get past the negotiations phase remains to be seen, though, as ex-world champion Collins is still attempting to persuade Jones to settle their differences after a fifteen-year stint away from the ring.