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Roy Jones Jr. to fight in December

Updated: October 20, 2011, 12:35 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former pound-for-pound king Roy Jones Jr., who suffered a brutal knockout in his last fight and has lost three bouts in a row, is getting back into the ring.

Jones, 42, will face journeyman Max Alexander in a scheduled 10-round cruiserweight bout Dec. 10 in Atlanta, McGee Wright, Jones' adviser, told ESPN.com.

"Roy is going to do a little tuneup fight, get back in the ring and see how he feels," Wright said. "He's been training for the fight for about six weeks already."

Jones, ...

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