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Jones Jr waits for McKenzie before deciding on Maccarinelli

Phil Jay 29/09/2015

A potential cruiserweight clash between Roy Jones and former world 200lb champion Enzo Maccarinelli is currently on hold as the American awaits a possible world title chance.

According to the former pound for pound king, who was quoted by Sky Sports, Jones is making Maccarinelli wait for a touted November clash until ex-opponent Ovill McKenzie challenges for the IBF championship.

McKenzie faces new title holder Victor Ramirez on Friday in Argentina and victory could lead to a first defence in Russia against Jones if ‘The Upsetter’ can live up to his name in Buenos Aires.

“McKenzie is a very strong puncher, a very strong guy,” said Jones Jr.

“Sometimes, God blessed people for a reason, and he is such a good guy, you would rather see him benefit than anyone else.

“If it doesn’t work out, then we will go with Enzo if we have to. Enzo is a good guy too, I’ve nothing against Enzo.

“I will fight either one of them, I don’t really care. I just want to fight for a cruiserweight title,” he added.

Although Maccarinelli was the original first choice for Jones, it now seems that the Welshman’s high profile outing at his old weight hinges of whether or not McKenzie can dethrone Ramirez and win a first world crown.

Jones Jr recently caused a stir in the UK when pulling out of a fight in Liverpool with just seven days to go until his agreed bout with Tony Moran.