UFC legend Jon Jones rumoured to be boxing Brit Chi Lewis-Parry on undercard of Conor McGregor clash with Manny Pacquiao

JON JONES is in rumoured talks to make his boxing debut on the undercard of Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao.

It is claimed Jones is negotiating a deal to fight British heavyweight Chi Lewis-Parry, who is unbeaten in his nine bouts in the cage.


The pair – who have a storied past – would both be boxing for the first time.

Siju Roseje, Lewis-Parry's manager, said: “Chi is quite rightly rising quickly up the ranks in terms of the opponents he's facing because his undefeated record and convincing victories speak for themselves.

"It's a very exciting prospect that a fight with Jon Jones in the company of Conor McGregor is on the table.

"We hope the British public will continue to get behind Lewis-Parry as he is fast approaching the big time.”

McGregor, 32, and Pacquiao, 41, both confirmed they are close to agreeing a deal to fight in the Middle East.

The lucrative super-fight is targeted for December or January.

SunSport understands Jones, 33, and Lewis-Parry, 37, would be the co-headliner, with talks still ongoing.

Lewis-Parry, a 6ft 10in kickboxing veteran, is a former training partner of ex-UFC champion Daniel Cormier, 41.


The Brit powerhouse helped DC prepare to fight Jones in 2016, which fuelled a rivalry between them.

Lewis-Parry even confronted the light-heavyweight legend at a BodyPower health and fitness event in Birmingham last year.

Jones vacated the light-heavyweight belt in August to move up and challenge heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, 38.

But he had threatened to switch to boxing earlier in the year following a public fall out with the UFC.

Jones was forced to deny claims made by UFC president Dana White, who said the American wanted £25million to move up and face Francis Ngannou, 34.

At the time, he tweeted: "I’d probably make more in my first boxing match than my next three UFC fights combined."

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