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Roy Jones Jr. vs. Scott Sigmon is Finalized For February 8

Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs), who just turned 49 years old on Tuesday, is going to face Scott Signmon (30-11-1) on February 8th in the main event of Island Fights 46 at the Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida.

Jones claims the contest will be the final bout of his pro career. And tickets are selling fast, says the promoter.

"This is history. And people know it," said Dean Toole, the founder and CEO of Island Fights, to the Pensacola News Journal.

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Jones last bout in Pensacola was on Aug. 13, 2016, in Island Fights 38 at the Bay Center when he won a ten round unanimous decision against Rodney Moore.

There is some debate over whether or not this bout will be the final contest for Jones in his hometown or the final bout of his career.

Either way, the tickets are flying for the event.

"It is already the best we have ever done for an Island Fights show," Toole said. "The other times Roy has fought here on Island Fights we had maybe three, or four weeks, to promote the fight. This one we've had seven weeks.

"People are already buying tickets in the upper deck and that has never happened this early. We were six weeks out and I was almost out of tables. Having the floor sold out will look awesome. From our Facebook site, to messages, my phone, and what I know is going on at the Bay Center, it has been really great sales. We are hoping to sell this out.

"(Moore) was a counter puncher," Toole. "A big counter puncher. This guy (Sigmon) is going to come forward and fight Roy. Those are the best fights Roy has been in. Roy wants you to cross the neutral zone and that is where people mess up. Anyone who has grown up watching Roy fight remembers those days. "You get to watch your favorite athlete growing up step into the ring one last time in front of his hometown crowd. That's special. I was shocked and nervous when he brought it up.. But"also it was mind-blowing. to know Roy Jones could fight on our our show for the final time."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chicken- on 01-20-2018

I don't see where Roy said he was retiring. He said this would be his last fight in Pensacola which does not mean retirement.

Comment by juandabomb on 01-20-2018

this is definitely the FOTY

Comment by Eff Pandas on 01-20-2018

Just let me know when RJJ retires. He's just making the sport look bad continuing on half a$$. In sumo when a yokozuna starts not winning tournaments that mfer starts feeling ashamed & retires out of embarrassment almost. In boxing…

Comment by Tonsetzer on 01-20-2018

I think this "someone has to protect him" is nonsense. Its his life, no one needs to protect him. While i think its pretty said he cant find something thats a little bit healthier than getting his head knocked off,…

Comment by sterling on 01-20-2018

[QUOTE=Dip_Slide;18421231]I think Roy fighting any type of a fighter that's only 31 years old and has wins to losses ratio of more than 30% is a bad bad idea even if they're a middle or super middleweights. I think Roy…

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