Boxing

Roy Jones Jr. Returns to the Ring After Winning His Last Fight Two Years Ago

Roy Jones Jr. will be back in the ring come September. It was recently announced that Mike Tyson will fight Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match on September 12 in California.

It’s been 15 years since Tyson last fought and two years for Jones Jr. Jones Jr. won his last boxing match in 2018. This should be an entertaining fight to watch.

Roy Jones Jr. had a remarkable boxing career

Jones Jr. is one of the best boxers of all time. He was a dominant boxer throughout his entire career and became a world-famous figure in the ring. He started on a hot streak when he began his professional career. The Florida native got off to a 15-0 start with 15 knockouts. He didn’t waste any time making a name for himself. During the late 1980s to mid-1990s, Jones Jr. accomplished a lot. His first professional boxing match was in 1989, and he did not lose his first match until 1996. He posted a 34-0 record, and during that time, he won multiple middleweights and super-middleweight titles.

Jones Jr. quickly became the face of boxing during his career. In 1996 he won his first WBC interim light heavyweight title, and a year later, he won the title again. He suffered his first loss in 1997 and would not lose his second fight until 2004. At that time, he had a 49-2 record. He did face a small setback losing three fights in a row. That was unheard of for someone like Jones Jr. But he continued to be a dominant fighter as he got older. Jones Jr. was in great shape, and he came well prepared for all his fights.

The Boxing Writers Association of America named him the Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s. He deserved every bit of that award, only losing one fight during that time. In 2003 he won the WBA heavyweight title, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years. As a fighter, he had great hand speed, and he knew how to move around in the ring. He worked hard to be one of the best in boxing, and his hard work paid off.

The final years of Roy Jones Jr.’s boxing career

Jones Jr. continued to box at a high level well into his mid-to-late 40s. From 2015 to 2018, he only lost one fight. In December of 2017, he announced that his final fight would be on February 8, 2018. He fought against Scott Sigmon, who had a 30-11-1 record at the time, and the match was set for 10 rounds. In the final match of his career, Jones Jr. defeated Sigmon via a 10-round unanimous decision. During his win, he also won the vacant World Boxing Union cruiser title.

Jones Jr. ended his career on top, and he finished with a 66-9 record with 47 knockouts. He accomplished a lot throughout his career. In 1994, The Ring magazine named him the Fighter of the Year and the World Boxing Hall of Fame named him the Fighter of the Year in 2003. Jones Jr. is also a three-time winner of the Best Boxer ESPY Award. Looking at his career, you can see why he’s considered one of the best.

Roy Jones Jr. coming out of retirement to fight Mike Tyson

Jones Jr., who is now 51 years old, will get back in the ring after being away for two years. In September, people will be glued to their TVs watching Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson go at it. In an ESPN article, Jones Jr. talked about how people told him that he should get back in the ring.

“I’ve been trying to enjoy retirement, but people don’t seem to want to let me retire,” Jones said. “They keep calling me, telling me that Mike wants to come back, and that you’d be a great opponent for Mike. This is something that will be entertaining for the sports world.