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Hopkins hopes to set up July rematch with Jones

Updated: January 7, 2007, 1:29 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- World light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, in attendance at Saturday night's Samuel Peter-James Toney rematch at the Hard Rock resort, told ESPN.com he is in negotiations to face rival Roy Jones Jr. in a July 21 HBO PPV rematch.

Hopkins won the light heavyweight title in a virtual shutout of Antonio Tarver -- who is 2-1 against Jones -- in June, then retired.

Restless in retirement, Hopkins announced recently that he planned to return. He named Jones as one of ...

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