Roy Jones Jr: "This is going to be pain and torture for Hanshaw"

roy jones jr.12.07.07 - BOXING LEGEND ROY JONES JR.: (Arrived one hour, 45 minutes late for the press conference at the IP Casino-Resort-Spa) "I am dishing out torture Saturday night. Can you all say "and still"? I will not touch Hanshaw until Saturday night. I wil tear his ass up! They (Hanshaw camp) are professionals and so is my camp. I am getting ready to go! The games are over Saturday night and the tourture chambers opens up. This ain't gonna be like Mayweather-De La Hoya with all that talking and, when the bell rang, northing happened. This is going to be pain and torture for Hanshaw!"

UNDEFEATED TONY HANSHAW: "(Referring to Jones being so tardy) I was about to fall asleep up here. I have worked too hard for this. This is my whole life! I am ready to rock and roll. On Saturday night, I will put Roy Jones' old ass on the canvas.

HANSHAW TRAINER FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR.: "My son, Floyd Mayweather Jr., is the world's best, pound for pound. Don't be shocked, Roy Jones, when you get stopped by Tony Hanshaw. Roy is an emotional fighter and. when emotion steps in, logic steps out."

BRYAN JUSTUS: "I am taking up a collection to buy Roy Jones a watch. We will pass the hat. My guy is not subordinate to Roy Jones. Tony Hanshaw does not know defeat. He will put it to Roy. We will have to ask Roy, do you have any more excuses. I hope Roy is not late for his getting knocked out party.

HALL OF FAME TRAINER LOU DUVA: "Roy Jones is going to win by a knockout. Hanshaw's team, if they are looking for bets, can come to me. I got Roy Jones but the boxing fans at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and watching all around the world on PPV TV will be the winners. I know there are other fight shows on TV but only show has a real legend and that is this one here with Roy Jones. Be sure to watch my guy, welterweight Oscar Diaz from San Antonio, in the co-feature. What Hanshaw should be doing is kissing Roy Jones for Roy giving him this great opportunity.

IP CASINO-RESORT-SPA PRESIDENT & GM JON LUCAS: "This promotion has been a team effort. We want to tell the world not only that Roy Jones is back but that the IP is back and the whole Gulf Coast is back!"

PROMOTER MURAD MUHAMMAD: "There will be 380 countries watching this event. They will see that the Gulf was down on its knees but is getting back better than ever.

HATTIESBURG, MS., MAYOR HONORABLE JOHNNY L. DUPREE, Ph.d: "The whole state of Mississippi needs to support this great boxing event because it will be seen across America, around the world and it will show that we are back in business. It will show that we are open for business and we mean busines. So I certainly support Murad Muhammad, Roy Jones and all the boxers."

Article posted on 13.07.2007

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