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Monday 21 April 2014

Steve Collins (48) granted boxing licence for fight with Roy Jones Jr

Steve Collins in action against Chris Eubank at the Millstreet Arena,
 18/3/95  for the WBO World Supermiddle Weight title.Photograph David Maher, SPORTSFILE.
Steve Collins in action as he defeats Chris Eubank for the WBO World Supermiddle Weight title in 1995.

STEVE Collins has secured a boxing licence at the age of 48.

The former world champion's success in obtaining the licence brings his comeback bout with Roy Jones Junior a step closer.

 

Collins has previously indicated that the American has agreed to fight him - but the next step in the process will be securing lucrative television rights to the bout - and a venue.

 

Collins has indicated that venues in the middle east and former Soviet block are being looked at for the fight.

 

The Dubliner was world middleweight champion in the late 90s.

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