Roy Jones Jr on why he wants to win a world title at the age of 46

March 6, 2015 by
Filed under: Boxing News, Press Release 

Steven Muehlhausen Contributor @SMuehlhausenMMA, March 6, 2015, Sporting News

When you are 46 years old, 99 percent of athletes are out of their prime and have moved on to the second phase of life. In the sport of boxing is where you get that one percent still competing at a high level. You had George Foreman at the age of 45 in Nov. 1994 defeating Michael Moorer for the WBA and IBF heavyweight championship of the world and became the oldest person to accomplish such a feat. Foreman continued to fight at a high level until he retired three years later at the age of 48 after a controversial decision loss to Shannon Briggs in a fight people had him winning. Then Bernard Hopkins at the age of 46 in May 2011 defeated Jean Pascal to win the WBC, IBO, and The Ring light heavyweight belts. Hopkins is 50 years old and last competed in November losing a lopsided decision to Sergey Kovalev to lose his belts. He hasn’t decided on whether he will fight again.

Another boxing legend is trying to follow in the footsteps of Foreman and Hopkins as Roy Jones Jr (59-8, 42 KO) returns to the ring on Friday as he battles Willie Williams (14-8-2, 4 KOs) in a 10-round cruiserweight bout from the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, North Carolina. You can watch the card on starting at 7:30 p.m. ET for $19.95.

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