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Roy Jones: Mayweather is TBE? Never Came Close To What I Did!

This coming Thursday, former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. is going to hang up his gloves with one final fight in Pensacola, Florida.

Jones, 65-9 (47KOs), 49 years old, will enter the ring for what he promises will be his final time, in a ten round cruiserweight showdown with Scott Sigmon, 30-11-1 (16KOs).

The undercard will have boxing and mixed martial arts contests, which is why the event was picked up UFC Fight Pass, which is the UFC’s digital streaming service. 

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Jones captured world titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and made history in 2003 when he captured the WBA heavyweight title with a twelve round decision over John Ruiz. Jones become the first man in 100 years, who began his career at 154, to rise all the way up and win the heavyweight title.

Jones believes, with confidence, that he entertained the crowd like nobody else ever did.

“The great thing today is it don’t matter what anyone says or what anyone writes, you can type 'sickest boxing highlights' into YouTube or Google and you see Roy Jones Junior doing this thing. Nobody can change your mind after you see that. That is pound-for-pound! I did what I did – it happened – it is a fact," Jones said.

“Nobody else comes close. You can watch me side-by-side with anyone and it’s not close."

But Mayweather considers himself to be TBA (The Best Ever) - which Jones disagrees with.

He admits Mayweather made far more money, but never came close to his "prime" skills and performances. 

Mayweather was a former five division champion, with world titles at junior middleweight, welterweight, junior welterweight, lightweight and super featherweight.

“Floyd Mayweather was TBE at making money, but look at his highlights and look at mine. You can’t pretend it’s the same. You can’t pretend there’s ever been anyone come close to doing what I did. Nobody you could name could touch me - and I’m talking about nobody who’s around now, nobody who was around in my prime, and nobody who was around any time you can mention outta your mouth," Jones said.

“In my prime, I was the ruler. Simple as that. I understand there’s a lot of great fighters who’ve followed me already since I was the champ - and I hope there’s another who comes along does even better because want to see that - but I haven’t seen anyone do what I did yet. I haven’t seen anyone turn pro at 154lbs and win the heavyweight championship of the world.

“Even the great Sugar Ray Robinson, the pound-for-pound guy that he was, couldn’t win the light heavyweight title after turning pro as a welterweight. He had a difficult time trying that. So that tells you how hard it is to jump up that kind of weight and win. So, pound-for-pound the greatest of all time? It isn’t hard to figure out, Roy Jones Junior is your king of the hill.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by champion4ever on 02-13-2018

[QUOTE=Xi_;18482745]Floyd fought in Nevada so whats your point? He didnt cheat if they were legal. I don't care about taking risk in the ring. Floyd fought smart and had the better career because of it meanwhile Roy was getting ko'ed…

Comment by Xi_ on 02-13-2018

[QUOTE=champion4ever;18482676]Only in the state of Nevada; Dude, Roy's fights were at least hundred times more exciting to watch than Mayweather's. He had a crowd pleasing style.. He threw combinations and threw them in bunches. Floyd was a safety first fighter…

Comment by champion4ever on 02-13-2018

[QUOTE=Xi_;18482660][B]Hand injections were 100 percent legal so are iv's,[/B] plus he took a test before he even used the iv.....they also test for people trying to dilute their samples. You have no idea what you're talking about. [B]Roy Jones Jr…

Comment by Xi_ on 02-13-2018

[QUOTE=champion4ever;18482635]But so does Floyd Mayweather, Jr. His career has dubious question marks on it as well; Starting with this use of llidocaine injections in his hands. The state of Nevada is the only state in the union that allows such…

Comment by champion4ever on 02-13-2018

[QUOTE=Xi_;18482320]We don't know that....what we do know is that roy jones has tested positive for peds.....his entire career is questionable. We don't know how good he really was.[/QUOTE]But so does Floyd Mayweather, Jr. His career has dubious question marks on…

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