After Brutal Knockout Loss, Roy Jones Jr. Needs To Retire

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Roy Jones Jr., needs to retire from boxing. That’s all there is to it. Period, explanation point, end of story, whatever. After getting brutally knocked out by Enzo Maccarinelli in Russia on Saturday — yes, the greatest boxer on the planet in the 1990s (and one of the best of all time) is reduced to fighting off American TV in countries far from home — that much should be clear.
Jones, at the age of 46, had built a nice winning streak, fighting guys you’ve never heard of in places far off the mainstream boxing map. Fighting people like Courtney Fry in Latvia, Hany Atiyo in Russia and Eric Watkins in Concord, North Carolina, Jones — who’s still very visible in the sport as a color analyst for HBO — had won eight-straight bouts. The last time he lost, in fact, was in 2011.
But Maccarinelli, a former cruiserweight world champion in his own right, proved either too tall (he’s 6-foot-4 to Jones’ 5-11) or too experienced or too dangerous (Marracrinelli is only 35 and obviously still packs a punch).



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Roy Jones Jr. (L) was knocked out by Enzo Maccarinelli on Saturday. It was Jones’ first loss since 2011. (VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)


For anybody who once loved watching Jones fight — and that should be everybody reading this article of a certain age — the following footage is quite disheartening.

[video=twitter;675776977073274881]https://twitter.com/BoxinUK15/status/675776977073274881[/video]


It’s not like Maccarinelli is still a top-flight fighter. The only thing worse than Jones’ chin in this fight was Maccarinelli’s ability to take a punch. He hasn’t been relevant in years, and the way he dispatched Jones with such ease shows us that Jones might not even be a C-level fighter any more.


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Someone once told me that Roy was dabbling with drugs. Dont no if it is true. me and one of my co-workers were talking about this. Roy is a exceptional fighter the stuff he was doing as far as feinting and putting his hand behind his back , fighter werent thinking of. He took alot of risks and had some dynamite fights. I feel the same way about Zab Judah just retire and enjoy life. Knowing Zab he is going to throw his money away on them thick thigh strippers in Las Vegas.

I think Roy needs to do the same. go sip on them long island ice teas i heard he likes. It also makes me think if he is indirectly trying to STILL compete with Bernard Hopkins with Bernard being old and still throwing hands.
 

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