Roy Jones Jr. Q&A: ‘I love the game’

March 5, 2015 by
Filed under: Boxing News, Press Release 

By Brian Campbell |
Originally Published: March 5, 2015

Roy Jones Jr.-Willie Williams

Where: Cabarrus Arena in Concord, N.C.
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET

Don’t call it a comeback because Roy Jones Jr. has been here for years.

At 46 and riding a five-fight win streak dating back to 2011, Jones (59-8, 42 KOs) continues his quest for a fifth title in as many weight classes when he faces Willie Williams (14-8-2, 4 KOs) on Friday in a 10-round cruiserweight bout at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, North Carolina.

With a victory, Jones believes he could be in line for a shot at cruiserweight titlist Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs).

Jones, who won world titles from 160 pounds all the way to heavyweight when he outpointed John Ruiz in 2003, hasn’t faced top competition during his recent win streak. But he hasn’t lost since dropping three straight fights from 2009 to 2011, including two by devastating knockout.

The former pound-for-pound king recently spoke with about his future inside the ring:

ESPN: What’s at stake for you in this fight?

RJ: There’s a lot at stake for me. You know me, I always like to test myself to see if I’m still up to par and still have what it takes to win a title. If I feel like I didn’t have that, I wouldn’t waste my time fighting. I feel good and feel like I’ve got what it takes to be a champion again. So I’m looking at doing this and seeing how I feel. If I feel well, I will be going after Marco Huck. He agreed to fight me this year if everything goes well.

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