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Roy Jones Jr. Signs With DiBella

roy jones jr.29.01.07 - DiBella Entertainment has reached agreement with Roy Jones, Jr. to co-promote the former world champion with Square Ring, Inc., it was announced today by DBE president Lou DiBella. Jones is a former titlist in four weight categories - middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight - and is on the comeback trail, eyeing a title shot against another active, living legend - light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins - later this year.

“Roy Jones Jr. is not only one of the legendary fighters of this generation, but one of the greatest boxers in the history of the game. I am excited about the opportunity to promote him with Square Ring,” said DiBella. “We will move forward to make the superfight against Hopkins on July 21 as long as the deal is fair to all parties and the fight is on an even playing field.” ..

DiBella went on to add, “I have never failed to make a fair deal with Golden Boy when we have negotiated for a fight that our fighters wanted.”

The Pensacola, FL born and bred Jones has put forth an amazing 50 victory career with only four losses, and 38 triumphs coming by way of knockout. After setbacks to Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson in 2004 and 2005, Jones hit the comeback trail last July with a unanimous decision victory over Prince Badi Ajamu.

Article posted on 30.01.2007



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