Veteran Roy Jones Jr to continue fighting

Despite suffering a torn bicep in his last fight, 47-year-old Roy Jones Jr is to fight Bobby Gunn early next year.

Veteran Roy Jones Jr is to continue his boxing career after announcing he will fight Bobby Gunn in February.

Jones (64-9, 46 knockouts) is one of the sport's all-time greats and has held world titles in four different weight division.

He was considered by many as boxing's pound-for-pound king throughout the majority of the 1990s and early 2000s.

His career has dwindled somewhat since then and many expected Jones to hang up the gloves after being brutally knocked out by Enzo Maccarinelli 12 months ago.

However, the 47-year-old continued his career in the ring, defeating Vyron Phillips in March and scoring a unanimous decision win over Rodney Moore in August.

In the latter bout, Jones suffered a torn right bicep midway through the fight and stated that retirement was a possibility.

But Jones has now confirmed to ESPN that he will take on journeyman Gunn, despite the fact he turns 48 in January.

"I know Bobby Gunn is coming to bring it," Jones said of Gunn, who himself turns 43 this month.

"He's a hard-nose, tough fighter that comes right at you, but I'm going to show him why I'm one of the best that ever did it and he doesn't belong in the ring with me."