Roy Jones Jr. wins contentious decision over Pawel Glazewski
Former undisputed light-heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr. moved a step closer to another shot at a world title with a closely-fought and somewhat controversial victory over Pawel Glazewski at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland tonight.
The 43 year-old four-weight world title holder, who out-classed Max Alexander last time out, looked out of sorts for most of the fight and was knocked down in the sixth. Jones was eventually handed a split decision win by the two of the three judges at ringside to improve to 56-8.
With his reflexes clearly gone, Jones was as easy to hit as I have ever seen him and has never adapted his style as his years have advanced which makes him look an old man in the ring at times as Glazewski out-worked him.
Some flashy combinations will no doubt have won the American some of the rounds, but in my opinion not enough, and at the end of the ten round battle Jones was declared the winner 96-93, 96-94, 94-95 to boos from the home crowd. My card read 96-93 to the Pole.
The veteran has now been linked to a WBC cruiserweight title challenge against title holder Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, although on recent form, would be better hanging up the gloves and avoid what could be another knockout defeat.