Roy Jones Jr. Ends Career With Final Victory

Roy Jones Jr. has done just about everything to elevate himself into “legendary” status. From winning titles in five different weight classes, to having more knockout victories than past and current boxers, his drive to making it through yet another fight is astonishing. Another legendary boxer, George Foreman, noted that Jones “Hits like a heavyweight and moves like a lightweight.”

On February 8th, Jones entered his final fight against Scott Sigman in what was as one-sided as can be. Jones didn’t take a whole lot of damage or look somewhat fatigued, despite having torn his biceps in his left arm the week before the bout. Jones went on to win by unanimous decision and claim the WBU Cruiserweight title.

After the fight, Jones called out former UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, to a possible boxing match that has been talked about for nearly nine years. The movement of Silva combined with the power of Jones would be quite interesting to spectate.

by the end, Jones held a record of 66 wins with only 9 losses. In that stretch, 47 of his victories came by way of knockout. In fact, Jones has more knockouts than legendary boxers Muhammad Ali and “Iron” Mike Tyson, which only prove he is one of the greatest of all time.

Photo: Scott Foster

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