Veterans Jones Jr, 46, and Ruddock, 51, bag TKO victories
The Evergreen Roy Jones Jr continues to roll back the years as the ex-pound for pound king demolished Paul Vasquez in his hometown on Pensacola, Florida.
At 46, Jones is on a seven-fight winning streak, with his last four coming within five rounds.Truth be told, Vasquez was never in the American’s league though and was easily dispatched within the first session.
Jones harbours hopes of one day tackling WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck, potentially this year, although you’d have to fear for the veteran if he does make another huge step-up after his failed challenge against Denis Lebedev back in 2011.
Elsewhere, Canadian heavyweight champion Donovan ‘Razor’ Ruddock made a successful comeback from a fourteen-year ring absence by stopping Nigerian-born Raymond Olubowale at the Hershey Centre in Ontario.
The 51 year-old, who last fought in 2001, extended his unbeaten run to eleven – ten by knockout, after ending his clash with Olubawale in the fifth round.
Ruddock last tasted defeat way back in 1995 against the late Tommy Morrison, having only previously lost to Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson and David Jaco.
The win takes Ruddock’s record to 39-5-1 as the veteran bagged the 30th early finish of his career.
Also on the bill, Logan McGuinness remained undefeated with a unanimous win against Luis Juarez over eight rounds.