Sports Director of the promotion company «the Patriot» Dmitry Archers said, honorary President of Roy Jones Jr. ended his career, reports «R-Sport».
Last year the legendary boxer has received Russian citizenship and had one fight under the Russian flag. Enzo Maccarinelli knocked him out in the fourth round.
«Battles — no, we certainly don’t want to wrestle. I think it would be logical to say that Jones ended his career. He was asked to help organize his musical activities in Russia. We also plan to launch a series of tournaments for the Cup Roy Jones in professional Boxing. There will be a prize from Roy is the best boxer of the tournament or fights. With him are working on the calendar grid and are preparing to begin implementation. Actually, I think it will be closer to the summer, because Roy has a contract with the American TV, it is necessary to agree on the dates of your choice. We hope to see Roy soon and talk this out. We communicate with his lawyer, already started to prepare a contract for a series of joint events. He begins to realize that what was announced at the end of last year», — quotes Agency Dmitry Luchnikova.
Roy Jones was named fighter of the decade 1990-ies. He was an absolute world champion in heavy weight, triple-headed a rating of the best boxers in the world regardless of weight category (1996, 1999 and 2003).
World champion in the average (version IBF, 1993-1994), the second medium (version IBF, 1994-1996), light heavyweight (WBC version, 1997, 1997-2002 and 2003-2004; version WBA, 1998-2002; version IBF, 1999-2002) and severe (version WBA, 2003) weight categories.
In 2013, Jones became world champion in the first heavy weight under the version of the WBU.