Hopkins, Jones agree to rematch: Report

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins agreed to a March 11 fight, representatives of both fighters told a sports portal on Friday.

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Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins agreed to a March 11 fight, representatives of both fighters told a sports portal on Friday. The fight would be a rematch of a 1993 bout, which Jones won by unanimous decision. "I think it's very exciting. Bernard is very happy about it and so is Roy. It's fantastic,'' said Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, which promotes Hopkins. The 12-round light heavyweight fight was still without a venue. "We have a deal,'' Jones' adviser Brad Jacobs said. "I have Richard's word that Hopkins is in. And Roy told me, 'Let's go.' Everybody reviewed what was on the table and were able to agree to it.'' Hopkins (46-4-1, 32 KOs), who turns 41 in January, made a middleweight-record 20 title defenses before losing by decision twice to Jermain Taylor this year. Jones (49-4, 38 KOs), who turns 37 on Jan. 16, is a former middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight champion. For a decade he was considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, but he has lost three straight, including two by knockout. (AP)

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