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JONES SET TO DEFEND TITLE

Roy Jones Jr. says he could envision Derrick Harmon as a champion, though not any time soon. And certainly not at his expense.

Jones (43-1, 35 knockouts) will defend the undisputed light heavyweight title tonight (10, HBO) against the little-known Harmon, who has won 20 of 21 fights against equally obscure boxers.

"I love to see people like Derrick who are coming up, who I know would be a great champion if they ever got the opportunity," Jones said. "If somebody ever beats me, I would hope it would be somebody like that. But I ain't ready to lose yet."

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