Roy Jones Jr. KOs Amateur Opponent Trying To Win $100,000

Posted by , Mar 21, 2016 at 10:59am

Amateur MMA fighter Vyron Philiips would have won $100,000 if he survived the fight with 47-year-old Roy Jones Jr.


Would you fight boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. for a chance to win $100,000?

Vyron Phillips would. And did. The 33-year-old amateur MMA fighter with no prior boxing experience was selected from a pool of 1,500 Facebook contestants to duke it out in the ring against Jones Jr.

If Phillips survived the fight, he would win $100,000. He was 6-3 before Phillips v. Jones Jr... he is now 6-4. To say he took an L would be an understatement. 

To his credit, Phillips survived the first round. In the second round he made a critical error -- a lunging right jab left him gravely exposed and Jones Jr quickly dispatched him with a right hook to the dome.

A valiant effort from Phillips, but unfortunately no 100 grand. After the fight he said that he hopes Jones Jr. retires soon. "I’d like to see Roy go away from this. Maybe coach. I don’t want to see him get hurt.”

Said Jones Jr.: "I wouldn’t challenge Michael Jordan in 1-1 for $100K. That guy has an amazing heart to just try the feat. He went out and challenged the best. That’s a lot of heart."

Check out more highlights from Phillips v. Jones Jr below, as well as a classic Roy Jones Jr highlight montage.

Amateur MMA fighter Vyron Philiips would have won $100,000 if he survived the fight with 47-year-old Roy Jones Jr.

Would you fight boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. for a chance to win $100,000?

Vyron Phillips would. And did. The 33-year-old amateur MMA fighter with no prior boxing experience was selected from a pool of 1,500 Facebook contestants to duke it out in the ring against Jones Jr.

If Phillips survived the fight, he would win $100,000. He was 6-3 before Phillips v. Jones Jr... he is now 6-4. To say he took an L would be an understatement. 

To his credit, Phillips survived the first round. In the second round he made a critical error -- a lunging right jab left him gravely exposed and Jones Jr quickly dispatched him with a right hook to the dome.

A valiant effort from Phillips, but unfortunately no 100 grand. After the fight he said that he hopes Jones Jr. retires soon. "I’d like to see Roy go away from this. Maybe coach. I don’t want to see him get hurt.”

Said Jones Jr.: "I wouldn’t challenge Michael Jordan in 1-1 for $100K. That guy has an amazing heart to just try the feat. He went out and challenged the best. That’s a lot of heart."

Check out more highlights from Phillips v. Jones Jr below, as well as a classic Roy Jones Jr highlight montage.

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