Roy Jones Jr. Tuesday workout quotes

26.07.06 - Roy Jones Jr: I am boxing because I love what I do. There is no other reason. I’ve got nothing to prove – nothing to prove to anybody. They know who I am and where I have been. It has to do with where I came from. You can ask all of the other fighters in this industry…Who was number one in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and the heavyweight division? Who made more money in all of those divisions except for Mike Tyson – who was only big in the heavyweight division. Outside of that, there is only Roy Jones Jr, and you know this. I bring fashion to the sport like no one else..

If I want to have a good time, I should be able to do this, right?

I am having a wonderful time in training. It is so funny because you go though ups and you go through downs. People have to realize that my career started on a down. I got ripped of a Gold Medal at the Olympics and it didn’t stop me and it made me a better person. So any time God sends me through a down time, He is only trying to make me a better person. So now I am HAPPY. You see me train. You see me enjoy myself. You see me smile. Why? Because He send me through downs for a reason. Because He wants to see me happy again. But if He keeps me down – that’s what he has planned for the champ.

There is one thing I remember about Muhammad Ali. He said “I don’t like my condition, but if this is what the Good Lord has planned for me to deal with - I am happy with that.” You have to understand - that comes from my idol, one of the guys that got me started in boxing.

So a few knockouts – a few losses in boxing, can’t possibly stop me. You say “What, are you serious?” You just watch Saturday night and you’ll wee what I am talking about.

I don’t know what kind of mode I will go into on Saturday night. I am going into the have fun mode. What I will do is enjoy myself in the boxing ring. That’s what I do and that’s what I am back to doing. Really, you know what I have to do? The only thing I have to do is make weight, but other than that, I am great.

Article posted on 26.07.2006

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