JONES

WBA heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr will defend his title against former World champion Evander Holyfield in October, according to a top promoter. Murad Muhammad told the San Juan press that the fight would take place on October 4 and claimed it would earn Jones $15m.

Muhammad added that Jones would then fight Mike Tyson at the beginning of next year before taking on Lennox Lewis at the end of 2004.

Lewis's next fight will be against Canadian Kirk Johnson on June 21 in Los Angeles. Jones became the first former middleweight champion in more than a century to win the heavyweight title when he beat John Ruiz in March.