Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roy Jones Jr: I Was Always a Kronk Fighter By Heart

By Tim Kudgis

This past week on ATG Radio there was a press conference for Roy Jones Presents T.N.T. Promotions card ft Paul Spadafora-Solomon Ebergime this Saturday on GFL.TV.  During this press conference we had the opportunity to talk to lead promoter Roy Jones Jr about various subjects including this exciting night of fights.

When asked about his relationship with the late Emanuel Steward he had this to say:

"Emanuel was one of the 1st people in town to try to sign me as a professional when I came back from the Olympics.  I had agreed to everything Emanuel had said and agreed to sign the contract until my mother asked me to give my father a chance.  Because of that I had to turn down Emanuel's off and give my dad a chance because he got me so far.

Emanuel brought me a bag with my name on it and I carried that bag to every professional fight that I had.  I still have my 2nd Kronk bag and still take it to every fight I have.  The reason I carried the 1st & 2nd bag was a tribute to Manny Steward.  I wasn't a Kronk fighter by contract but I was a Kronk fighter by heart!"

During the rest of the chat he was asked about his willingness to face Glen Johnson again and he responded "I'll always want to fight him (Johnson) again.  I'll always want a rematch with Glen Johnson."

As far as his fight Paul Spadafora who faces Solomon Ebergime this Saturday night on GFL.TV he had this to say regarding his comeback "I think Paul making a comeback is one of the biggest things to happen to the sport in a long time!"

To here the press conference in full you can click the ling below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m7gl4N4jdk&feature=youtu.be

For more information on Roy Jones Jr presents T.N.T. Promotions Spadafora-Ebergime click below:

http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/SPADAFORA_VS_EGBERIME/1730

Tim Kudgis is a co-host/producer for ATG Radio every Monday & Wednesday night from 10-12pm EST.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CityO_ChampYINZ on 11-29-2012

Roy jones knows the deal about spaddy!!!

Comment by CHOWWOKKA on 11-29-2012

Someone needs to tell Mr. Tim Kudgis that Roy Jones Jr. will be addressed by his full title, "p4p king and Fighter of the Decade Roy Jones Jr".

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Dylan Price Inks Pact With Mayweather Promotions Gerald Washington: I Definitely Won My Fight Against Mansour! Frank Warren: Hughie Fury Has Signed Joseph Parker Deal Photos: Gavin McDonnell, Rey Vargas Ready For Title Battle Canelo Certain That His Right Thumb Injury No Longer An Issue Martin Murray vs. Gabriel Rosado Set, April 22 In Liverpool Wilder Anxious To Test Repaired Right Hand on 'A Human Skull' Chavez Still Wants To Fight Golovkin; 'I Think I Can Beat Him' Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez Get Opponents For April 22 Simmons Replaces Matty Askin In British Title Clash vs. Kennedy Jose Arellano, Colorado Amateur Star, is Set For Pro Debut De La Hoya: Spence Will Destroy Brook - I'd Love To Promote Him Chisora vs. Helenius Rematch Looking Likely, Says Trainer Chavez Jr: If Canelo Felt He Could Win - He Would've Fought GGG Manuel Charr Injured, Odlanier Solis Fight is Called Off The Deontay Wilder Conundrum Braekhus Struggles To Make Weight For Svensson Showdown Photos: Rodriguez-Narvaez, Vargas, Lopez - Telemundo Weigh-In Canelo: Golovkin Received His Biggest Offer - Do Not Blame Me! Video: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry Discuss Hughie Fury Defense Gervonta Davis Has No Issue Heading To UK For Walsh Defense Kovalev's Promoter: Ward's Side Continue To Ignore Rematch Talks Dusty Harrison Arrested, Being Held on Gun Charge Brian Viloria vs. Ruben Montoya Set For March 2 in Japan Photos: Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz - Official Weigh-In Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao Felt Pressure, Chasing Fantasy Offer Photos: Pearson-DeLoach, Tabiti, Rodriguez - Official Weigh-In Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Swarmed By Fans at Houston Presser Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Go Face To Face Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz Set For Friday in Tijuana Photos: Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington - Go Face To Face De La Hoya is Firm: Chavez Jr. Can Derail Canelo vs. Golovkin Russian Boxing Scene Update: Upcoming Events Joshua Pleads With Wilder To Start Fighting Better Opponents Chavez Jr. Aims To Reclaim Lost Fans By Knocking Off Canelo Photo: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez on Weight, Ready For Battle Washington: I Have A lot That Deontay Wilder Hasn't Seen Before Usyk-Hunter, Gvozdyk-Gonzalez Added To Lomachenko-Sosa British Boxing News: Flanagan-Petrov, Skeete-Singleton, Jay Harris Holyfield Joins PBC Broadcast Team For Wilder-Washington
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement