Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins officially announce their rematch

New York – Aging boxing legends Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins have finally come to terms to fight each other in a rematch after 17 years.

The Jones vs. Hopkins rematch will be one of 3 Pay Per View’s broadcast in a 3 month period by HBO boxing. First, Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey on March 13, followed by Hopkins vs. Jones Jr on April 4, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Sugar Shane Mosley on May 1.

Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. at their Feb. 4 press conference(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The April 4, 2010 fight will be televised on HBO Pay Per View and will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The two boxers last fought at middleweight in 1993 and Jones Jr. one via Unanimous decision. Bernard Hopkins would ask for a rematch on several occasions to only get declined by Roy Jones Jr..

Roy Jones Jr. recently suffered a TKO stoppage loss in Australia to Danny Green, a fight which Jones Jr. and Hopkins both felt the fight was unjustly stopped.

Despite the loss, Hopkins has agreed to fight Jones in a long awaited rematch to settle some unfinished business.

The contract stipulations are unique, the contract is a 50-50 split for the fighters, but if one fighter wins by a knockout or stoppage that fighter gets a 60 percent of the purse making it a 60-40 split.

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