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Dominick Reyes doesn’t think much of Jon Jones’ boxing, sees it as his weakness

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HOUSTON – Dominick Reyes predicts he’ll have an advantage in the boxing department when he faces UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones at UFC 247 on Saturday.

At a UFC 247 blue corner athlete panel held Wednesday, Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) fielded questions from fans. One fan asked Reyes how he plans on exploiting “Jon’s poor offensive and defensive boxing.” There was chatter in the crowd from critics of the question in attendance, but Reyes didn’t skip a beat with his answer.

“It’s no secret that Jon isn’t the best boxer in the UFC,” Reyes said. “He’s a great kickboxer. He has great range. He uses his kicks very well, but he’s not the best boxer. I intend to exploit that.”

Conversely, Reyes views his boxing as some of the light heavyweight division’s best. The first-time UFC title challenger said “footwork and fearlessness” will prove to be the difference against Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC).

“I think my boxing is the probably the best in the division,” Reyes said. “With footwork and fearlessness, I’ll get in there and put these hands on him.”

UFC 247 takes place Saturday at Toyota Center in Houston. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.

Check out the full blue corner athlete panel in the video linked above.

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