Roy Jones Jr: I'm Addicted To Boxing, No Retirement Right Now

By Miguel Rivera

Former four division champion Roy Jones Jr., who turns 48-years-old in January, is not looking to call time on his career just yet.

Back in August at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida , Jones (64-9, 46 KOs) suffered a serious injury during his lopsided ten round unanimous decision win over journeyman Rodney Moore (17-12-2, 7 KOs). After the fight, Jones revealed that he suffered a right bicep tear in the fifth round and basically fought the rest of the way with one hand. 

This was the second win for Jones since getting knocked out cold last December in Russia by former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli.


Jones is just about fully recovered from his injury and plans to continue fighting.

The talented fighter, who at one time was the number one pound-for-pound boxer in the world, sees no reason to hang up the gloves just yet. He wants to challenge himself against some of the best fighters out there.

Jones received Russian citizenship last year and began a second career of sorts overseas where he's still a very big name with the ability to sell a lot of tickets. Even that had a disaster when Maccarinelli knocked him out cold before a stunned Russian crowd.

"I'm addicted to boxing. I don't think that it's difficult for me to retire, but right now I don't want to. It's something I really enjoy and that I'm still capable of doing," Jones told Erika Montoya.

"It's becoming rarer to see fights like the one with Kovalev and Ward. Where both are at their best . It is increasingly rare that those types of fights happen. In the case of an old fighter like myself, I want to see myself with opponents who require a real effort from me. If I don't have a challenge, I don't feel good. I don't want to mislead my fans."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elroy The Great on 10-24-2016

good thing he doesnt take too much punishment. usually he gets hit and goes down, if the competition is c level or above. if he sticks with novices or part timers, he should be able to prolong the inevitable.

Comment by JimmyD729 on 10-23-2016

In translation, he's broke

Comment by Sid-Knee on 10-23-2016

That's the problem with some fighters, they just don't know when to quit. All this will catch up with Jones in later life.

Comment by Travycat on 10-23-2016

Ever been hit so hard you've thought you're russian ever since?

Comment by Rudyo on 10-23-2016


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