Roy Jones Jr. will be returning to the cruiserweight division and will be fighting on 10th December this year against Max Alexander in Atlanta Georgia. He is not quite ready to hang up his gloves and move into retirement at 42 years of age. Even though he has won and lost to the likes of Bernard Hopkins in the past and most recently was knocked out by Russian cruiserweight contender Denis Lebedev, he has chosen to take a step down in class of opponents and take on unheralded Max Alexander.
Jones has fought in many divisions previously with an outstanding record of 62 fights with 54 wins, 40 by way of knockout. At one point in Jones' career he held the WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO, WBF, NBA and IBA light heavyweight titles with a record grand total of seven belts at one time. I note that it has not been recorded for a single man to have such momentous times in his boxing career.
He has fought many big and superb names in boxing, the most famous was with Bernard Hopkins where he won the first fight back in 1993 and 17 years later lost the rematch by unanimous decision. Throughout his career Jones has fought fighters from all over the world, this time he faces a true American from New Jersey with a career of 14 wins and 5 losses.
Jones appears to be extremely young at heart with a joyous character and is very much excited about his upcoming fight on December 10th. Although he has been in music video's in the past and is currently an HBO boxing commentator, Jones' true love is being a fighter. He would rather be in the ring and is not ready to hang his gloves up just yet.
Written By Samaraah Choubak
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