Roy Jones Jr. on his prime was considered one of the greatest fighter in his generation. He was always on top of the pound per pound list but after his first knockout loss against Antonio Tarver and the once mighty proud champion has finally struck by the realms of the reality “No one stays on top for too long sooner or later there would be someone better all along”.
Last Saturday Roy Jones Jr. battled out for pride and supremacy against undefeated Whales man Joe Calzaghe. I thought the fight ended in the first round when Roy Jones connected two heavy bombs on Joe’s chin which Calzaghe readily tasted the canvass.
But Joe quickly got up on his feet and from that point on it was all Calzaghe show.
He dominated the 39 year old Jones and for the first time in his career Roy Jones looked much his age. He was battered, bloodied and showboated by the English man. Joe even went forward with his hands down and dance away against Jones showing no respect whatsoever reminiscing the prime Roy Jones Jr. when he trash talk and showboated his opponents.
I felt sorry and my heart bleeds to see Roy Jones being dominated like that. He doesn’t need the showboating when Joe was way way ahead of points.
Jones needs to retire there’s nothing to prove he has done a lot to the sport of boxing it’s time to hang up his gloves while he is still in one piece.
Joe Calzaghe came out the better fighter in their fight and he deserves more than the accolades and pride. He gained the respect of many.
Joe could battle out against Chad Dawson but at age 36 he is done with his career.
We have witness two fighters fighting maybe for the last time in their career. Roy Jones Jr. tasted again reality… and hope this time his gonna hang up his gloves for good. Joe Calzaghe showed us that he is the best and winning 46 fights without a defeat is no fluke. Joe have added Mikel Kessler, Jeff Lacy, Bernard Hopkins and now Roy Jones Jr. into his impressive resume.
Joe and Roy Jones will now contemplate on their careers…like I said no one stays on top…because there’s always someone better all along.