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Nick Diaz on Pacquiao’s win, Johny Hendricks, Roy Jones Jr. & wanting his UFC contract sold

Nick Diaz is retired from MMA unless the UFC restructures his contract. That is the reality of the situation and we are slowly coming to accept it as the year anniversary of his fight against GSP has come and gone. But that doesn’t mean we have to be done watching him fight. Nick Diaz is completely down to box, and he’s been soaking up the sweet science at a greater rate since...
Via Fight Hub TV
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gafurov vs. Morrison FOTY Candidate at M-1 Challenge 47

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release  Gafurov vs Morrison in Fight of the Year Candidate to highlight explosiveM-1 Challenge 47   Living combat sports legends Fedor Emelianenko (second from left) and Roy Jones Jr. (fourth from left) were very special guests at M-1 Challenge 47 ORENBURG, Russia (April 5, 2014) –  Last night’s loaded top-to-bottom M-1 Challenge 47 Marat Gafurov event...
Via BadCulture
12 days ago  |  Discuss

M-1 Challenge 47 Results and Photo Gallery

Marat Gafurov retains M-1 featherweight title with decision over American Lee Morrison M-1 Challenge Featherweight Champion Marat Gafurov (9-0-0) retained his title and remained undefeated, winning a five-round decision over invading American challenger Lee “American Bulldog” Morrison (13-4-0) in tonight’s M-1 Challenge 47 main event at Orenburgzhye Sport Hall in Orenburg...
Via MMA Interplay
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rampage Jackson feels like Dana White had something to do with Roy Jones Jr. fight not happening

  With Bellator 110 and the next Bellator light heavyweight tournament featuring Rampage Jackson and King Mo about to get underway, we’re thrilled to have talked to former UFC champion, Rampage Jackson. Even if the subject of the UFC inevitably comes up. It’s part of the territory, ‘Page knows this, and his former employer looms large over every MMA gym past or present. We’re...
Via Fight Hub TV
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Jones Jr. wants to become the mayor of Pensacola, Florida

Boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. told TMZ Wednesday that he plans to run for mayor this autumn in Pensacola, Florida. Jones (56-8, 40 KOs) has amassed in excess of 5,000 signatures and completed the necessary paperwork to become an eligible candidate. A six-time world titlist and native of P-Cola, Junior’s campaign will concentrate on bettering the lives of local children. “I tell the...
Via Sports by Colin
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pound-For-Pound: Boxers Turned Politicians

There’s never been a better time to be someone who used to get hit in the head for a living. Two senior senators from both U.S. political parties are former boxers, along with the prime minister of Australia, Ukraine’s opposition leader and this little congressman from the Philippines you might have heard of. With the news that Roy Jones, Jr. is  isn’t running for mayor...
Via The Queensbury Rules
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pound For Pound Mayor – Roy Jones Jr.?

PENSACOLA, FL - According to TMZSports.com, former pound for pound King and HBO commentator Roy Jones Jr. has another title he’d like to add to his resume … Mayor. Speaking to TMZ, Jones says he’s already obtained 5000 signatures to get on the ballot and he’s already selected a platform he wants to run on … the needs and welfare of children. “A lot of kids don’t have...
Via BadCulture
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. aiming to become mayor of hometown

If former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. has his way, he will be the next mayor of his hometown of Pensacola, Fla.The 45-year-old told TMZ Sports that he plans to run for office in the next election. And Jones is completely confident that he can win, too.Jones, who became the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years back in 2003, has already got more...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former champ Johnson invades Rhode Island Feb. 21st

The man who once put Roy Jones Jr. to sleep and earned a reputation as boxing's toughest "Road Warrior" will test his luck in another city far from his home in Jamaica.Glen Johnson, the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) and The Ring world light heavyweight champion, will headline Classic Entertainment & Sports' Feb. 21, 2014 card at Twin River Casino...
Via Ringnews24
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Glen Johnson returns to action Feb 21 at Twin River against fighter coming off 15 year layoff

The man who once put Roy Jones Jr. to sleep and earned a reputation as boxing's toughest "Road Warrior" will test his luck in another city far from his home in Jamaica. Glen Johnson will headline Classic Entertainment & Sports' Feb. 21, 2014 card at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., when he faces  Jaime Velazquez of Pawtucket, R.I., in the 8-round main event...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Iron Mike Productions announces Monthly series at Sands Casino Resort

Hall of Famer "Iron" Mike Tyson is the youngest World Heavyweight Champion of all-time and in 1987 he was voted "World's Most Popular Athlete." The living legend became a boxing promoter last year, partnering with Garry Jonas to form Iron Mike Productions, which has announced its new monthly boxing series, "KO Kings of Tomorrow," starting February...
Via Ringnews24
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Jones Jr confirmed for Inaugural Box Fan Expo

Boxing legend and four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. has confirmed that he will appear at the inaugural Box Fan Expo this September at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Via Ringnews24
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jean Pascal feels presence of Roy Jones Jr. in camp will make a impact on Lucian Bute bout

Jean Pascal vs. Lucian Bute is being billed as the “super bowl” of fights in Canada and rightfully so. Both boxers are from Montreal and widely known throughout their homeland. So it is no surprise that their fight this Saturday at The Bell Centre is kinda a big deal. One guy will come out the winner and with bragging rights as the best Montreal has to offer. The stakes are so...
Via Fight Hub TV
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Jones Jr. on why his presence makes Jean Pascal a better fighter

Roy Jones Jr. was one of the best fighters in history in his prime and Jean Pascal reaching out to him in preparation for his Jan. 18 fight with Lucian Bute at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is a smart move on his part. Despite his already robust record of 27-2 with 16 knockouts Pascal, like any fighter, can always improve on some aspect of their fight game and who better...
Via Fight Hub TV
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Jones Jr. says Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao ‘aint really happening’

Speaking with Chris Robinson of HustleBoss on Thursday, Roy Jones Jr. discussed Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming year in the squared circle. Numerous media outlets have reported that the 36-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) will face Amir Khan on May 3. The 26-year-old Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) most recently exited the ring in April after outscoring Mexican Julio Diaz. Flattened by a left...
Via Sports by Colin
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ariel Helwani Spends Time With Roy Jones Jr

Roy Jones Jr wont be fighting Anderson Silva any time soon like he had hoped but told Ariel that he now has his eyes set on Nick Diaz.  Is that the fight to bring Stockton’s finest out of retirement?  The Diaz brothers enjoy the fights in Sacramento Watch all fighter video blogs at Intravid.com  
Via Tito Couture
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Jones Jr. Turns His Attention To Nick Diaz

While Roy Jones Jr. had previously shown strong interest in a boxing match with UFC middleweight competitor Anderson Silva, the career-threatening injury that “The Spider” suffered last night has all but put an end to any chance of that fight happening, at least for the foreseeable future. However, it would appear that Roy Jones Jr. has now turned his attention to another UFC...
Via MMAInsider
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones Jr. Defeats Benmakhlouf Looks To UFC’s Silva

MOSCOW, RUSSIA  - Roy Jones Jr. returned to the ring on Saturday night to triumph over Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf to take home the WBU V cruiserweight title. When Jones Jr. return to the ring was first announced, his scheduled opponent was to be bare knuckle champion Bobby Gunn and take place in Philadelphia. Through a series of negotiations Jones pulled out of the Gunn fight and excepted...
Via BadCulture
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Jones Jr. Beat Some Guy Named Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf in Russia Today

Yeah, I know we all musta forgot Roy was fighting. I have no idea who Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf is. His last three opponents have a combined 33-68-5 record, so he hasn’t been facing the creme de la creme of boxing. Anyway, Roy won a unanimous decision and is the proud owner of the World Boxing Union cruiserweight title whatever the hell that is.
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The substandard Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf may knockout the great Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr. and Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf tipped the scales this morning for tomorrow’s bout at the Dynamo Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia. The 5-foot-11 Jones (56-8, 40 KOs) weighed 197.5 pounds and the 6-foot-3 Benmakhlouf (17-3-1, 8 KOs) went 194.2. A Frenchman who has won seven consecutive scraps, the 36-year-old Benmakhlouf last vacated the squared circle on March 9 after earning...
Via Sports by Colin
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Jones Jr. Rapping At a Stoplight in Russia (Video)

It’s not everyday you see a boxing legend like Roy Jones Jr while driving the streets of Russia so imagine these guys’ surprise when they saw Roy while they were bumping on of his songs, “Can’t be touched.”  Most of you forgot that Roy had a brief run as a rapper in the early 2000′s but Roy joined in with them at the red-light and spit a few bars. Jones Jr. is in Moscow...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Russian guys playing Roy Jones Jr. song get a convenient suprise at a stoplight

Roy Jones Jr. was one of the more dominant figures in boxing in the early 2000s, but often forgotten is the fact that he also had a pretty brief career in hip-hop as well. Apparently, his music is still appreciated in Russia, where Jones – currently stationed for an upcoming fight in Moscow – recently crossed paths with a group of Russian bros who were bumping one of his tracks...
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Russian guys playing Roy Jones Jr. song get a convenient suprise at a stoplight

Roy Jones Jr. was one of the more dominant figures in boxing in the early 2000s, but often forgotten is the fact that he also had a pretty brief career in hip-hop as well. Apparently, his music is still appreciated in Russia, where Jones – currently stationed for an upcoming fight in Moscow – recently crossed paths with a group of Russian bros who were bumping one of his tracks...
Via The Nosebleeds
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Glen Johnson steps in for Roy Jones Jr.

Hard hitting contender Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn and 2004 Fighter of the Year Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson confirmed they’ll meet Wednesday, December 18 at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA.
Via Ringnews24
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

“Celtic Warrior vs. Road Warrior” for WBU Cruiserweight World Championship Dec 18th

Don “Moose” Lewis, President of the World Boxing Union, Inc., known as "the WBU", proudly announces that on the evening of Wednesday, 18th December 2013 at the fabulous Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, two (2) former world champions - Glen ‘Road Warrior’ Johnson and Bobby ‘Celtic Warrior’ Gunn - face off for the vacant WBU Cruiserweight World title.The...
Via Ringnews24
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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