TWO FORMER world champions could be on for an epic collision in Newcastle.
Glenn McCrory and Roy Jones Jr, who battled Mike Tyson in November in an exhibition clash, are due to fight in April.
Durham-born McCrory is working with Tuff Promotions to make it happen and wants it to take place in Durham.
The former IBF cruiserweight title holder retired from the ring 27 years ago but is ready to return at the age of 56.
He covered Jones Jr against Tyson as a commentator, and despite the Englishman originally calling out Evander Holyfield, the American unexpectedly did the same to McCory on Christmas Eve.
He quickly accepted and is already back in the gym preparing for the showdown.
McCory told the Evening Chronicle: “I need a personal goal and boxing is my sport so it seems a natural progression.
“Roy has been one of the greatest boxers the world has ever seen, a colossus who held global titles at five weights, so it will be a massive occasion.
“We both see it as a festival of boxing, an opportunity to witness two former champions displaying their skills and venture into the unknown.
“We are both proud men who don't want to tarnish our reputations but we are not stupid, we are not kidding ourselves that we're chasing world glory again.”
McCory added: “I have been in lots of talks with Simon Whittle and Robin Farrell of Tuff Promotions who have moved heaven and earth to get this on.
“We hope to go in April and it would be lovely if it was here in Newcastle.”
On the potential match with McCory, Jones Jr said: “I knew Glenn wanted to face Holyfield but he has now accepted my challenge and I'm looking forward to fighting in front of my British fans.”
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