Saturday, 26 July 2014 20:48

Roy Jones Jr returns with a knockout (Video)

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Tonight former four division world champion and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. (58-8, 41 KO’s) returned to the ring in Riga, Latvia.
Despite looking a bit slow, the 45 year old legend, now a cruiserweight, owned the outgunned Courtney Fry (18-6, 6 KOs) tonight before knocking him down with his vaunted left hook in Round 5.

Fry's corner stopped the fight soon thereafter.

With this win, his fourth in a row, Roy Jones is 6-4 in his last nine bous and the knockout is his first since August 2009 (TKO 10 Jeff Lacy).

When fans last saw Jones in December against Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf (17-4-1, 8KOs), he showed flashes of brilliance but looked, unsurprisingly, a far cry from even the Roy Jones of 2004 or 2005. It was, however, Roy's best performance in four years (TKO 10 Jeff Lacy, 2009) as he cruised to a twelve round unanimous decision win.

Prior to tonight's bout and since 2011, there have been rumors of Jones possibly facing WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk of Poland, 1990s former middleweight king Steve Collins and top 10 heavyweight Tyson Fury as well as MMA standouts Kimbo Slice, Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz and Rampage Jackson.

Jones should probably retire but since he's so intent on fighting, let's enjoy these special moments in the twilight of the legend's career.
Lee Cleveland

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