Roy Jones Jr. Rejects Retirement Talk, Return is Not Ruled Out

By Vadim Pushkin

Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (62-9, 45KOs) has disputed the circulating rumors that he retired from the sport of boxing.

Jones, 47-years-old, has been pondering his next move since suffering a brutal knockout at the hands of former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli last December in Moscow, Russia. The loss drew the fire of fans and critics, who blasted the promoters who staged the event and pleaded with Jones to finally retire.

Rumors of a Jones retirement began on Wednesday, when an executive from a Russian promotional company called 'Patriot' was quoted as stating that Jones would never fight again. Jones is a business partner in that company. With Jones being a Russian citizen, stories began to quickly pile up in Eastern Europe.


Jones denied the information and firmly stated that no decision has been made on his future. While he says retirement is certainly possible, there is also the possibility of returning to the ring in Russia or the United States.

"I'm the only one who can talk about the future of my boxing career and the statements that were made were not made by me," Jones told the Russian press.

"It's not true that I'm done with boxing - and while it is possible [that I might retire] - that hasn't been decided yet."

Jones has numerous business ventures in Russia, including his involvement in a branch of boxing schools, promoting events in the country, and holding concerts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontaytheking on 02-11-2016

Nobody want to see him destroyed again. Looks like we may have to,

Comment by revelated on 02-11-2016

[QUOTE=-MAKAVELLI-;16459402]its gotten to the point where im gonna enjoy watching him get his ass kicked...stubborn motherfvcker[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Rip Chudd;16459659]Man it's to where i almost have that Ivan Drago attitude about it, "If he dies, he dies"[/QUOTE] Hopefully it makes sense why…

Comment by TBear on 02-11-2016

Too sad. He is running out of countries he can get a license in.

Comment by Rip Chudd on 02-11-2016

[QUOTE=-MAKAVELLI-;16459402]its gotten to the point where im gonna enjoy watching him get his ass kicked...stubborn motherfvcker[/QUOTE] Man it's to where i almost have that Ivan Drago attitude about it, "If he dies, he dies"

Comment by -MAKAVELLI- on 02-11-2016

its gotten to the point where im gonna enjoy watching him get his ass kicked...stubborn motherfvcker

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