News: Roy Jones Jr.'s Weekend in Pensacola; U.S. Heavyweights Enjoy Success in Guadalajara

Roy Jones Jr.October 28, 2008, Pensacola, FL -- Roy Jones Jr, has been training in California, PA. located in the hill country, 25 miles south of Pittsburgh, This past weekend Roy returned to Pensacola, which he has done for every big fight that he has trained away from home, to see family and friends before taking on undefeated Joe Calzaghe on Nov. 8th at Madison Square Garden.

After training on Friday, Jones boarded a private jet bound for Pensacola. That evening Roy attended a ring card girl contest at Club Aqua, about 30 miles east of Pensacola. The winners received an all-expense paid trip to Madison Square Garden for the November 8th "Battle of the Superpowers" fight as official round-card presenters. The contest had been going on for three weeks and it was now down to the final eight. The finalists included girls from all over northern Florida and as far away as Atlanta. At the end of the night, three winners were chosen, one handpicked by Jones and the other two voted on by a panel of judges.

On Saturday morning it was off to John R. Jones field to watch his eight-year-old son, Roy Jones III, play football as a running back on the Ensley Chiefs. There were a few family members at the game also, including Roy’s mom and both his sisters. Roy “III” did his dad proud, scoring one touchdown and running in two 2-point conversions.

Following the game Roy went to Pensacola Beach where a beach rally for him was held. Over a thousand people were in attendance and the show opened with the teen rap group "3D", which consists of his twin 17-year-old boys Dre and DJ and his nephew D-Man. Cheerleaders from his alma mater, Washington High School, led cheers among Roy's supporters.

To watch the rally, go to
Attached photos: Roy with (l to r) RJ III, Dustin (teammate) and nephew DJ; Ring Card Girl winners;

The Calzaghe vs. Jones pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Calzaghe vs. Jones fight week updates, log on to

HBO’s all-access reality series, “Calzaghe/Jones 24/7”, returns with an all new episode this Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Episode one can be seen on HBO ON DEMAND.

U.S. Heavyweights Enjoy Success in Guadalajara

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The two heavyweights from the United States both took the ring for the first time at the Youth World Championships on Monday, and both enjoyed strong victories in their opening contests.

Heavyweight Nicholas Kisner (Glen Burnie, Md.) was the first to compete in preliminary round action, taking on the Czech Republic’s Martin Krelina in his World Championships debut. Kisner claimed an 11-4 victory over Krelina in the match-up to move on to the next round where he will face Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko in quarterfinal competition on Wednesday.

Super heavyweight Joey Dawejko (Philadelphia, Pa.) battled the Virgin Island’s Clayton Laurent in his first bout of the tournament. The young American recorded a convincing 16-4 decision despite the towering Laurent’s tremendous size advantage. Dawejko will face a Kazakhstani foe in quarterfinal action as well, taking on Bauyrzhan Akshabay in Wednesday’s competition.

Three U.S. boxers fell short in Monday’s preliminary action with light welterweight Roscoe Hill IV (Spring, Texas) dropping a 15-12 decision to Mexico’s Alfonso Felipe Ugalde and bantamweight Joshua Berrelleza (Riverside, Calif.) losing an 11-5 bout to Ecuador’s Jonathan Valarezo in his tournament opener. Featherweight Kevin Rivers (Fort Washington, Md.) dropped a slim one point bout to Belarus’ Vitali Varabyeu in their second round match-up.

Two U.S. boxers will compete in preliminary round action on Tuesday with middleweight Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) facing Puerto Rico’s Felix Rodriguez in the ninth bout of the afternoon session and welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) taking on the Ukraine’s Makarov Taras in the 11th bout of the evening session.

The two sessions will begin at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST and AIBA is showing live scoring on their website at throughout the tournament.

Article posted on 29.10.2008

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