Roy Jones Jr: Spadafora Can Hang With Mayweather Jr.

By Bill Emes

Former four division champion Roy Jones Jr. advised that junior welterweight contender Paul Spadafora (46-0-1, 19KOs) can hang with the best, including WBA 154-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Spadafora returned on Saturday night in West Virginia, for the first time in two years, and won an eight round unanimous decision over Humberto Toledo. Spadafora is now promoted by a new company that Jones is involved with, TNT Promotions.

A decade ago, Spadafora and Mayweather took part in a sparring session where Spadafora got the better of Money Mayweather, who reportedly wasn't in shape. Jones would love to match the two of them.

"I've seen the sparring session. Not much [of what happened back then will matter] because both of them will be totally different fighters when they step in the ring for true battle. Neither fighter was themselves that day. Paul might have been in better shape than Floyd so you can understand how it went. But that does not mean that it would impact how a fight would go between them. I would love to see a fight between them," Jones said. 

"[Spadafora is] one of those great guys where you can't really say who can hang with him and who can't. On any given night he can blast anybody away. Paul is very special in his own fight and you can't say what he can and what he can't do."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeG00N on 08-20-2012

Spadafora UD12

Comment by B.U.R.N.E.R on 08-20-2012

Yeah maybe 10-12 years ago Roy.

Comment by DoomCity202 on 08-20-2012

i was a huge spadafpra fan at one point after that incident i was like **** him and his momma

Comment by jakyah on 08-20-2012

I love ya Roy but no effing way. All the Floyd hating needs to stop. He ain't losing. Just cause he fought Cotto and Cotto had some moments, everybody said he has lost a step. He could've boxed circles around…

Comment by boxingfan76 on 08-20-2012

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12438734]Never has a candid sparring session done so much for a boxer's career. :ninja:[/QUOTE]and never has a fighter ducked every single dangerous challenge the public has wanted him to take like fraud jr. that video is very damning and the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (35)
Top Headlines Zou Shiming: I Don't Have The Courage To Retire at The Moment Lucas Browne Maintains Innocence in Drug Testing Beefs Floyd Mayweather Says He Will Apply For MMA License Horn's Coach: Crawford Will Be in For a Big Shock in First Round! Berchelt To Make Another Voluntary Defense, Then Roman Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez: Positive or Negative? WBC Prez: I'm Not Protecting Canelo, But We Have To Be Fair! Arum Says ESPN Momentum Building, Big Plans Ahead in 2018 Danny O'Connor Gets Off The Floor, Decisions Steve Claggett Felix Verdejo Very Angry With Decision To Stop The Fight Video: Crawford's Coach Shreds Horn - Warns Spence, Thurman Kyril Relikh vs. Eduard Troyanovsky Showdown is Ordered Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores Must Happen By June, Says WBA Arum Wants Ramirez, Prograis to Take Interim Fights on Same Card Michael Conlan Hopes To Fight in Belfast on June Date Kovalev-Marcus Browne Deal Done for HBO Bout; Date Not Set Arum: Felix Verdejo Very Disappointing; It's a Lack of Discipline Felix Valera, Luis Lebron Grab Knockout Wins in Santo Domingo Sam Soliman, Wes Capper Fight To a Twelve Round Draw Ryuya Yamanaka Retains WBO Strap, Canizales Wins WBA Belt Photos: Gvozdyk Earns WBC Shot, Michael Conlan Excites Crowd Joe Joyce-Dereck Chisora Likely To Be Confirmed For Bellew-Haye Photos: Jose Ramirez Breaks Down Amir Imam For WBC Belt Roach: Linares Has Fight Left in Him; Might Be Too Old for Loma Photos: Antonio Lozada Drills, Stops Felix Verdejo in Shocker Photos: Joe Joyce With Crushing One-Punch KO of Donnie Palmer CompuBox: Jose Ramirez's Pressure, Power Shots Was Difference Robert Helenius Wins Split Decision Over Yury Bykhautsou Gvozdyk: I Want The Stevenson vs. Jack Winner in My Next Fight! Giovanni Cabrera Mioletti Shocks Ray Lampkin With KO in Two Lozada: I Knew I Would KO Felix Verdejo, I Went For it in Tenth Cristian Mijares Gets Stoppage Win Over Fernando Saucedo Jaime Munguia Knocks Out Johnny Navarrete in The Third Roach: Ramirez Won Every Round, 2 Judges Should Be Investigated! Don King: Imam Didn't Throw Enough, Ramirez Was Relentless Michael Conlan Demolishes David Berna in Two Rounds Jose Ramirez Lands Gold, Decisions Amir Imam For WBC Title Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gvozdyk Wins Tough Decision Over Amar, in Line For WBC Shot Ramirez: I'm Ready To Fight Best, No Matter What Critics Think

Latest Active Forum Threads