Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Roy Jones Jr. To Keep Fighting After Jeff Lacy

Roy Jones Jr. has expressed his desire to take on Glenn Johnson, Bernard Hopkins and even Wladimir Klitschko.

First of all, Roy Jones is nuts if he thinks he has a realistic shot at beating Wladimir Klitschko, who is a good 7 inches taller than him, with a longer reach. Klitschko would outweigh Jones by a significant margin. If (I doubt it would) the fight ever happened, I wouldn't be surprised to see Roy Jones Jr. get knocked out by one of Wladimir's powerful jabs. That's how much of a mismatch a fight between Jones & Wladimir would be. Joe Calzaghe had Jones flinching and gun shy, imagine what a skilled heavyweight with real power would do to him? With all that said, it was probably just antics from Roy Jones Jr. - about fighting Wladimir I mean. I believe him when he says he wants to face Hopkins or Glenn Johnson.

Many people are calling on Roy Jones Jr. to retire. Why? He didn't look too good in the second half of the fight against Joe Calzaghe - but he held his own in the first part of the fight before the cut. Besides, he didn't look THAT bad - past prime, definitely - but not "shot" as many people like to claim. Sure, Roy Jones Jr. is 40. So what.... he likes to fight and make money. Don't forget, Jones, after losing to Calzaghe, went on to look good against Omar Sheika.

Roy Jones Jr. will go on to face Jeff Lacy next month. I feel Jones will beat Lacy by late round TKO, or UD.
I would also give Roy Jones a good shot at beating Bernard Hopkins - mainly because of Hopkins' inactivity.

First things first; let's wait and see how Roy Jones Jr. looks against Jeff Lacy.

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