Mike Perry Talks About Training With Roy Jones Jr: ‘It’s Been Invaluable’

Mike Perry has been improving his boxing skills by getting advice from the legendary Roy Jones Jr.

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Mike Perry Training With Roy Jones Jr. (Left and Right)(Images via Instagram @PlatinumMikePerry)

Mike Perry is working with a legendary boxer for a potential fight against Logan Paul

On October 14, Logan Paul and Dillon Danis will meet inside the AO Arena in Manchester, England, for a six-round exhibition boxing match. Due to Danis’ reputation, Misfits Boxing picked Mike Perry as the backup. 

Less than a week before “The Prime Card,” Perry might not get the opportunity to step in. With that said, he’s staying sharp by working with one of the most entertaining boxers of all time, Roy Jones Jr. 

During an appearance on the OverDogs Podcast, Perry had this to say about learning from the 54-year-old former world champion: 

“I’ll be ready [to potentially fight Logan Paul]. The way Roy [Jones Jr.] said it last night, I sparred four rounds with a tough boxer, a polished boxer. We were the same size, and Roy was like, ‘I like what you did.”

Perry continued: 

“Four three-minute rounds, a couple weeks before a six three-minute round fight. I think you’ll do great.’ So, I was happy to hear that, and then I worked and polished some more of my sh*t with Roy, and he helped me with a few things. It’s been invaluable.”

Watch episode eight of the OverDogs Podcast below:

Mike Perry details the similarities between bare-knuckle boxing and a potential fight against Logan Paul

Since parting ways with the UFC, Mike Perry has primarily fought in bare-knuckle boxing under the BKFC banner. Perry has become a superstar in bare-knuckle, but it’s unclear how his skills will translate to a traditional boxing match. 

During the same podcast appearance, Perry had this to say about a similarity between bare-knuckle and a six-round boxing match: 

“We talked a lot with Roy [Jones Jr.] today about time and the difference between amateur boxing and a bare-knuckle match. They are fast-paced. Bare-knuckle is fast-paced, they want action, two-minute rounds, and people finish fights because they are go go go. Regular pro boxing, you’re moving around, you’re baiting, you’re not doing a lot of attacking for the first six rounds.”

Perry continued: 

“That’s how pro boxing is, and there’s no time for that in anything like bare-knuckle. Now, even in a pro boxing match in a four or six-rounder, it’s fast-paced. There’s no time to sit back and wait and watch a game plan.”

As for Logan Paul, the WWE is confident he will secure a win, regardless of the opponent.

The 28-year-old has fought three times with the following results – a majority draw against KSI in an amateur exhibition, a split-decision loss against KSI as professionals, and a no-decision draw against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a professional exhibition.

Published on October 8, 2023 at 8:57 pm
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