Now that he’s officially retired from the sport (for now at least) the tributes are coming in for all-time great Roy Jones Junior – and deservedly so. One of the former multi-weight champ’s most lauded wins is his 2003 decision win over John Ruiz up at heavyweight; this Jones masterpiece seeing him crowned as a heavyweight champion.
Appeals and pleas still ongoing, posthumous pardon sought for heavyweight legend Jack Johnson
In the words of Muhammad Ali, Jack Johnson was “a baaad man!” Way ahead of his time and having to fight rabid racism along with his opponents, “The Galveston Giant” was strong enough, mentally and physically, to be able to overcome odds that would seem unfathomable to a modern day fighter.
Roy Jones walks away a winner in his “Final” fight; decisions Scott Sigmon over ten
Superstar and all time great Roy Jones Junior gave his hometown fans something to cheer about last night in Pensacola. The 49 year old living legend, taking part in what was dubbed his final fight, won a wide ten-round UD over a game but outclassed Scott Sigmon.
After ten rounds of fan pleasing cruiserweight action, Jones walked away with a clear-cut win via three scores of 98-92. Jones, if he has indeed boxed his last fight, exits the sport he helped make great with a 66-9(47) record. 30 year old Sigmon falls to 30-12-1(16).
The sad end to a glorious career: Sugar Ray Leonard and the two fights he never should have taken
Even the cerebral Sugar Ray Leonard never knew when to quit. The toughest thing in the toughest sport of all, boxing, is being able to walk away; knowing when enough is enough. Time and again, great and special fighters fought that one fight too many. It was going to be different with Ray Charles Leonard, though – Sugar Ray was smart, very smart.
Carlos Takam has fought both Joshua and Parker: says Parker is faster, Joshua stronger
Carlos Takam made a big name for himself in the UK with his spirited, better than expected (and short-notice) battle with Anthony Joshua last year. Now the Cameroonian warrior is set to return to action against TBA in April and after that he wants another big fight in Great Britain – ideally one against Dillian Whyte.
GGG-Canelo II: Will it end in a KO? Both fighters say it will
Gennady Golovkin knows he won the first fight, Canelo Alvarez says he won the first fight. Now, some five months on from that epic yet controversial night in Las Vegas, we await with bated breath the sequel, the rematch – the decider! And what better way to decide, once and for all, any rivalry than with a KO, from one side or the other, in the rematch of a big, big fight.
Can Andy Ruiz Junior get himself back in title contention? The once-beaten heavyweight set for March return
Last seen coming oh, so close to decisioning Joseph Parker in a clash for the vacant WBO heavyweight crown, Andy Ruiz Junior, who fell short on the cards after 12 interesting rounds in New Zealand back in December of 2016, is set to return to the ring in March. According to a news bit on ESPN.com, Ruiz, 29-1(19) will face former Olympian Devon Vargas (yes, he’s still fighting!) on the under-card of the Oscar Valdez-Scott Quigg showdown on March 10.
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller likely to face Johann Duhaupas on April 28 card at Barclays Centre
Daniel Jacobs’ upcoming opponent is likely to be Polish warrior Maciej Sulecki, and on the same April 28 card set for Barclays Centre in New York, unbeaten heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller could face Frenchman Johann Duhaupas. According to a report via RingTV.com, with ESPN.com also reporting the news, Duhaupas, 37-4(24) will likely be the next fighter to try and attempt to derail “Big Baby,” on the card that will go out on HBO.