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Jan
2020

Roy Jones Jr. TKO’s bare-knuckle champ Bobby Gunn, says retirement possible in 2017

Gunn v Jones Jr 18/02/2017

Pattee M

Roy Jones Jr. scored an eight round TKO of 72-0 bare-knuckle champion Bobby Gunn on Friday night in what could be one of the former pound for pound king’s final bouts.

The 48 year-old Russian-American, who dominated the sport during the 1990’s, moved to 65-9 as a pro whilst finally admitting his time as a boxer is coming to an end.

Speaking about his career, Jones said the following:

“Yeah I think it’s my last year in boxing, and I tell people all the time, ‘When you’re my age, you never know which one will be your last.’ Bernard Hopkins fought a fight where he thought it was probably going to be his last one and it probably was his last one. At this age you never know when it’s going to be your last one because it may turn out how you want, it may go way better than you expect, or it may not turn out how you want,” Jones told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

“There’s a lot of different factors that factor into whether it’s your last one or not. At this age you never can tell, but guess what I decided? I decided since I know that, then I’m going to make sure I go out with a bang and I’m going to go out and enjoy myself

“If it ends up being my last one, then I went out the last one like I went out in the first one, I went out with a bang. If it’s not my last one then they got more of a bang to look forward to next time,” he added.