Befitting of such a stellar tenure as a professional fighter, Roy Jones got to finally cap of his career on a winning note – and in his hometown too.
Jones boxed on UFC Fight Pass in Florida to win a unanimous points decision over previous Kelly Pavlik opponent Scott Sigmon in what was a wide decision in the end, in front of many passionate hometown fans of Jones.
The final scores read 98-92 by all three judges in favor of Jones but an argument could be made that Jones actually won by more.
Although he never really hurt Sigmon, Jones displayed some solid work to the body in the fight that wore his opponent down round after round.
A clever old fox more so than the explosive knockout artist in his prime, Jones still had more than enough for someone of Sigmon’s calibre in truth.
Roy Jones will surely be remembered as one of the great boxers of his particular era.
A man who won both versions of the middleweight and heavyweight title will never be forgotten in the sport’s history, a guaranteed future Hall of Famer.
Jones in his prime electrified crowds with his unorthodox skill set and unique ability to keep out-of-the-way of punishment with incredible reflexes, while countering with some of the most entertaining combinations ever seen in the squared circle.
Everybody at Boxing News and Views wishes Jones all the best for his future career.