Monday 24th April 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Roy Jones thinking of a rematch a recipe for disaster

Danny Green? Does it ring a bell to you? Aside from his respectable record of 28-3 with 23 wins coming by way of knockout he is already beyond his prime at 36 years old fighting in Australia. Have you heard about Stipe Drews? Otis Griffin? Julio Cesar Dominguez? Me either but those fighters are victims of unheralded Green’s power, Ok here’s the catch does Roy Jones Jr. Ring a bell to you? Yes the former pound per pound king and the Fighter of the decade in 1990’s who captured the middleweight, super middle weight, light heavyweight and the heavyweight division. Last Dec.2 Danny Green fought Roy Jones Jr. For the IBO cruiserweight title it was supposed to be Jones’s tune-up match before a rematch against Bernard Hopkins which will happen next year at exactly 17 years in the making since their initial match last 1993 but Danny Green refused to follow the script and knock the 40 year old Jones in just one round for their scheduled 12 round match. It wasn’t an unpleasant sight to see watching Jones struggled to get up with his legs all wobbly. It’s about time he thinks about hanging up his gloves. There is no sense seeing him getting a beating from Class B fighters. I mean no disrespect to Green but i highly doubt it if he could win against a prime Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones has already has a place in boxing’s hall of fame his legacy will forever be remembered but still fighting at the age of 40 does not only stained his name but could really damage his health in return. Boxing is a contact sport and guys like Jones who have given us memorable fights throughout his career and with all the battles he has gone through it could slowly take its toll. His chin may not be that strong while he was on his 20’s and evidently when his mind was able; his legs suddenly give in. There is no sense in pursuing boxing and there is life after boxing. Rocky Marciano fought all the way to no. 49 and came out undefeated as well as Joe Calzaghe who retired undefeated after fighting all the best of his division has to offer. Roy Jones has fought all the best fighters on his time and the title “pound per pound” was created because of him and his achievements.
Roy Jones after his first round defeat against Danny Green was keen on having a rematch… a perfect recipe for a coming disaster. I hope he thinks hard and thinks about his family before lacing up the gloves again because from the moment he steps into the ring it might be too late and Mr. Danny Green who is hungry for recognition might be having an encore and from the looks of their last match i hope Roy Jones comes out in one piece. Say isn’t so Roy say isn’t so…

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]