Roy Jones Jr. to run for Mayor of his hometown
Former undisputed pound for pound king of boxing Roy Jones Jr. is aiming to become mayor of his hometown of Pensacola, Florida after filling out all the necessary paperwork to be in the running.
The 45 year-old, who claimed the heavyweight title in 2003 with victory over John Ruiz, still remains active in boxing, but now wants to dip his toes into a new career by igniting his political career.
HBO analyst Jones has fought 65 times since turning pro way back in 1989, winning 57 of those bouts and won his last three on the spin since losing to hard-hitting Russian Denis Lebedev by KO in 2011.
The American is already piecing together policies for his Mayoral run after gaining ten times as many signatures needed to apply and is confident his winning background in boxing can help him in his bid to make a difference.
“A lot of kids don’t have proper leadership at home. I’m willing to try and be that person for them.” Jones told TMZ Sports.”I tell the kids, don’t fight in the streets. Go into MMA, go into boxing. Do something that someone can be proud of you for.”
Jones then added: “I’ve been opposed my whole life, and I’ve always won.”
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