Legend Roy Jones Jr. admits timing right to step away at 49
Roy Jones Jr., spoke with Frases de Boxeo (fdbplus.com),who is one of the greatest figures in world boxing and the leader of his time, finally decided to hang the gloves up after defeating by unanimous decision in the final fight of his career, rival Scott Sigmon.
This fight took place on Thursday night in Pensacola, Florida, in the United States.
After 10 rounds of combat that took place in the cruiserweight division, Jones Jr. defeated Sigmon in a simple and entertaining way with cards of 98-92, 98-92 and 98-92, to bid farewell to boxing with a record of 66-9-47 knockouts and getting titles in the middle, super middle, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.
He is 49 years old and has secured a place in the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.
After the fight, Jones stated that he entered the fight with a broken bicep. Frases De Boxeo was present in what was the retirement fight of the legend Jones Jr. and we had the pleasure of sharing a moment with the protagonist of the night and in an exclusive declared to our followers:
“I feel good, I feel very good, we have reached the end of the road, we did things well and now we are going for a new world.”
“I felt good in this last fight, I knew the time would come (the retreat) so it came and I’m calm.”
“For me this is something very special, since I retired where it all began, I started in Pensacola, now I finish in Pensacola, it’s a dream come true.”
“Now I would like to be a coach and return to the gym to help future generations, I want to have my first world champion and be able to help those fighters who are coming up.”