Last night in Phoenix, former great Roy Jones Junior destroyed part-time boxer/MMA fighter Vyron Phillips with a crushing 2nd-round KO. The 47-year-old legend, taking part in something of a novelty bout – with Phillips set to pick up $100,000 if he won – dropped Phillips flat on his face with a right hand shot. The fight was all over with less than a minute to go in the second-round.… Read Article
The once great Roy Jones Junior, a guaranteed future Hall of Famer, insists on fighting on. Even the brutal and quite sad to see KO the once untouchable master suffered at the hands of big-hitting Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli in Russia was not enough to convince the 47-year-old to walk away. Jones Junior, and his co-promoters at URShow, came up with what you could call a novel idea in Jones fighting a fan, with the fan … Read Article
It’s one of those stories that, when you read it, you have to double check to see if you really have read correctly. Once great multi-weight king Roy Jones Junior – who recently announced how, contrary to some reports that said he had retired, made it clear he has not yet done so – will indeed fight again. Sort of.
It’s up on a number of boxing sites, so it must be true: Jones, 47, … Read Article
Over the last day or two, a few stories surfaced saying how former multi-weight king Roy Jones Junior had, finally, retired. Jones, last seen being brutally knocked out by another veteran in Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli, SHOULD have called it quits years ago, so most people say. But, in taking to social media, the former pound-for-pound master said he has not hung his gloves up quite yet.
“No official retirement yet. Maybe one coming, but hasn’t … Read Article
As a scribe of the sport for over a decade and a fan for many more, what we witnessed this past Saturday qualified as one of the most troubling moments I’ve ever personally witnessed. In the aftermath, I sat quietly and analyzed all the rhetoric online from a mass of fans who felt they had the answer to the question, “why” (does Roy Jones continue to fight)? The overwhelming response of course was harsh condemnation. … Read Article
Enzo Maccarinelli returned to his dynamite punching best with a fourth round stoppage of Roy Jones Jnr at the VTB Arena in Moscow last night and hailed the former American great. … Read Article
Tonight in Russia, Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli crushed one-time legend and pound-for-pound king Roy Jones Junior via brutal and disturbing to watch 4th-round KO. Fighting at cruiserweight, the two fought a relatively cagey fight early on, until the much younger, taller and bigger man got his punches off.… Read Article
Results from Moscow:
Enzo Maccarinelli KO 4 Roy Jones Jr.
Dilmurod Satybaldiev W 12 Roman Shkarupa
Alexander Ustinov KO 5 Konstantin Airich
Stanislav Kashtanov W KO 8 Bernard Donfack
Dmitry Chudinov TKO 4 Benjamin Simon… Read Article
Whether it ends up being for the WBA (sup) 200 lb title or not, veteran British promoter Frank Warren has claimed that 46 year old Roy Jones Jr (62-8, 45ko) is the ‘ideal’ fight for Enzo Maccarinelli (40-7, 32ko) at this late stage of his career.
Earlier rumours about a dust-up between the American former great and the 35 year old Welshman became true last week at a public unveiling in Russia, where the bout … Read Article
It’s been confirmed this morning [Weds], that long faded, 46 year old Roy Jones Jr (62-8, 45ko), will square off against former world cruiserweight champion, Enzo Maccarinelli (40-7, 32ko) in Moscow, on December 12.
Despite neither man being in the latest WBA 200 lb rankings, they will contest the organization’s top tier, ‘super’ belt, much to the bemusement of many fans across social media this morning.… Read Article