Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr. set for rematch
Seventeen years after their first fight, Bernard Hopkins will
meet Roy Jones Jr. in a rematch in April in Las Vegas.
The rematch is scheduled for April 3 at the Mandalay Bay Events
Center in Las Vegas.
The 45-year-old Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) is a former
middleweight and light heavyweight champion. He defeated Enrique
Ornelas by unanimous decision in a light heavyweight bout in
Philadelphia in December.
“A rematch with Roy has been in the back of my mind for a long
time and it’s finally going to happen,” Hopkins said in Monday’s
release announcing the bout. “I have accomplished a lot in my
career since that night in Washington, D.C., in 1993, and I am
going to end this thing between me and Roy once and for all.”
The 41-year-old Jones (54-6, 40 KOs) is coming off a loss to
Australian Danny Green in the first round, also in December.
On May 22, 1993, in Washington, D.C., Hopkins lost a unanimous
decision to Jones for the vacant IBF middleweight crown.
“We’re giving the fans what they want to see. They deserve this
fight and why not supply the fans with what they demand?” Jones