The Arizona State Boxing & MMA Commission has issued a promotional license for one of the truly bizarre pay per views if it really does come to fruition. According to Vice Sports, Roy Jones, Jr. plans to fight a fan chosen at random. An MMA fight between Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn has already been approved for the undercard.
Before you start making plans to potentially buy the fight, there’s one regulatory hurdle that must be cleared before a license is granted. The commission wants the fan to have at least some background in boxing.
The digital network that’s carrying the fight, URshow.tv, has some criteria for the “random fan” who would fight Jones:
The original idea was to headline Roy Jones Jr. as giving a “random fan” a chance to win $100k by KOing the legendary boxer, where the chosen fan would be required to submit a 90-second video explaining their candidacy and place first in an online poll via Facebook.
Here’s the video from Jones asking for fans to fight him:
While the deadline has passed, URshow.tv has made a request for additional information from the submissions to seek their boxing experience. It’s not known at what weight class the fight will take place either at cruiserweight or heavyweight.
If the fight takes place, it would happen on March 20.