Ex-WBA Cruiser Champ Robert Daniels Calls Out Roy Jones Jr. For WBF Title Shot

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Robert ‘Preacherman’ Daniels, the former World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight champion, now joins former cruiserweight champion Imamu Mayfield in calling out Roy Jones Jr. Jones, who won the vacant World Boxing Foundation World Cruiserweight championship last weekend by stopping Bobby Gunn, may find his anticipated retirement from the ring premature.

Daniels, 49-10-1 with 41 knockouts, Miami, Florida, wants to fight Jones, 65-9 with 47 knockouts, Pensacola, Florida, and it does not have to do with the fact both are from Florida.

Robert Brizel: “Why do you want to fight Roy Jones Jr.? Just because he won a new title at cruiserweight and you are back at cruiserweight?”

Robert Daniels: “Roy needs a better fight like me to give him a better fight.”

Robert Brizel: “You have been out of the ring for five years.”

Robert Daniels: “I’m back in shape.”

Robert Brizel: “Both you and Roy live in Florida. Are you staying in Florida?”

Robert Daniels: “I really want to move (in the future) to Seattle, Washington.”

Robert Brizel: “Do you want to fight a tune up bout before fighting Jones?”

Robert Daniels: “Yeah, I want a tune up (a scheduled tune up fell through in 2016) or I’ll just go with the Roy Jones Jr. fight.”

Robert Brizel: “Have you spoken to Jones about your bout proposal?”

Robert Daniels: “No, but I have met him. I was in his training camp over a decade ago in Pensacola, Florida. I was with promoter mural Muhammad at the time. Roy and I were training at different times in his training facility. I saw him a few times.”

Robert Brizel: “Why Jones? Why now?”

Robert Daniels: “I feel I’m just as good as anyone in the world (in the ring). Roy Jones is a name, not only a name. Roy Jones is made for me. That’s my opinion. A friend of mine, Glen Johnson, knocked Roy out. “

Robert Brizel: “Was moving up from cruiserweight to heavyweight a mistake for you?”

Robert Daniels: “Exactly. I agree with you. I was not a heavyweight. I am a cruiserweight. I got lazy, I didn’t want to do the work (to remain at cruiserweight), I made excuses. Fortunately, my body has not taken abuse. I never drank alcohol, smoked or used drugs.”

Robert Brizel: “Do you think Roy would be afraid of fighting you?”

Robert Daniels: “Of course not! And I never thought that way with any of my opponents. When we step into the ring, we go in and take every fight as if it was a real title fight.”

Robert Brizel: “Why do you choose to call Roy out now? Both you and Roy are 48 years old. The bout would have to be approved in the jurisdiction where you want to hold it.”

Robert Daniels: “Roy Jones Jr. is a name. If I am gonna come back, it’s (gonna be) for a title, I’m gonna be a double winner.”

Robert Brizel: “What do you want to say to Roy in this interview?”

Robert Daniels: “I want Roy to give me an opportunity for me and him to fight, and fight for a world title.”

Robert Brizel: “What is your prediction against Roy?”

Robert Daniels: “My prediction is me winning.”

Robert Brizel: “Roy has been more active (as a fighter). Doesn’t inactivity hurt your chances?”

Robert Daniels: “Of course! I’d be crazy not to admit that. Activity produces a better outcome. I’ve always kept my body in top condition. I’m always training. I’ve been sparring.”

Robert Brizel: “If Jones does not respond, are you still interested in fighting Junior Wright of Chicago at 10 rounds for the vacant USBO cruiserweight title?”

Robert Daniels: “Junior Wright is world ranked. He fought for the world cruiserweight title twice. He has something I want. Defeating Junior Wright would put me back on top of the ratings once I beat him. That would stop people from throwing excuses at me (saying) you’re not this or that.”

Robert Brizel: “What does your close friend in Florida, trainer and former top heavyweight contender Jose Ribalta, have to say about your comeback plans?”

Robert Daniels: “Jose is just a friend. Jose feels if I want to go for it, I should go for it.”

Former world cruiserweight champion Robert Daniels is Robert Brizel’s education on the motivating reasons a retired champion wants to return to the ring….READ MORE

Robert Brizel
Robert Brizel
A native of New York’s Catskill Mountains, long a haven to boxers in training, New York City educator and sports writer Robert Brizel holds five university degrees in the education field, and has been writing about boxing since 1975. Robert has been an internet only boxing writer and photographer since 2008, and previously wrote for Saddoboxing. An old school writer rare in that he writes and takes his own boxing photos simultaneously, he seeks out different angles to create original stories. Robert is a frequent sight reporting boxing events in Atlantic City Casinos and New York City. Now expanding his writing to add MMA. Married with a daughter. A sharp dresser, Robert’s electric personality brings class and to events he covers. The only active boxing writer today licensed as a boxing manager and corner man, Robert works the corner in New York and New Jersey on occasion, adding a unique perspective and dimension to his perceptions of the fight game today. Also a trained vocalist who performed on the Catskill hotel nightclub stage for a decade as a child
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