It appears that long faded 46 year old legend Roy Jones Jr (62-8, 45ko) has still not given up on his dream of capturing an elusive cruiserweight world title, and has bizarrely now turned his attentions to new WBO champion Krzysztof Glowacki in a bid to achieve this seemingly impossible feat.
Jones had been publicly chasing a bout with long-time former champ Marco Huck, who Glowacki stunned 11 days ago to be crowned champion, and seems to be under the impression that capturing honours in the 200lb division is a realistic proposition should the Polish fighter agree to the bout.
“Glowacki already got the phone call that he got what I want,” Jones said recently. “He already got the call. I made the call immediately that night. You beat [Huck]. I want that. That’s mine. You took it from him — now I got to get it from you.”
Bear in mind, this is a former great who has declined so hideously that he made hard work of defeating late replacement club fighter Eric Watkins a couple of weeks ago, and is currently feasting on opposition – that with all due respect to them – is beyond terrible for a fighter of his former calibre.
He fights on the tiny Dutch Island of Philipsburg Sint Maarten against long faded former world title challenger Danny Santiago on Saturday night, and following that travels to the UK to box Tony Moran (15-6, 5ko), a 42 year old who once challenged for the British cruiser strap, and aside from a 4 rounder 3 months ago, hasn’t boxed for 8 long years.
Quite how Roy, a legend of the sport who indeed has the right to do as he chooses no matter how cringeworthy, thinks he will get a shot at a title is beyond this writer and most others with their faculties intact, though the reality is, that is EXACTLY what Roy thinks he deserves.
“I got another fight against Danny Santiago. He got to get it. Then I’m going to England to Liverpool two weeks after that. [Moran] got to get it,” Jones continued after the Watkins debacle. “Then I’m looking for whoever else. They got to get it. Somebody got to give me a title shot at 46 years old.”