Roy Jones Jr finally called it a day in the boxing ring last night after winning a unanimous points decision in his home State of Florida in a bout that was shown on UFC Fight Pass.
Jones can hold his head held high after one of the most entertaining and memorable careers in recent boxing memory.
An astonishing fighter at his peak, he moved through the divisions with ease which culminated in a WBA heavyweight title win against John Ruiz.
A superb commentator nowadays for HBO too ensures that he will have plenty to keep himself occupied with now that he’s retired.
As you can imagine, the love and support for one of boxing’s great warriors since his retirement has been plentiful.
Here is some of the sentiment being expressed in the boxing world from fans so far:
Great to see Roy Jones Jnr ending his career on a win. Hopefully he calls it a day once and for all now ? #RoyJonesJr
— sam (@SamQpr__) February 9, 2018
He regrets saying it. Hey, he was a Roy Jones fan, no crime in that.
— Douglass Fischer (@dougiefischer) February 9, 2018
Roy Jones Jr. finally retired. This foo gotta have the best KOs of all time his work was so icy
— droptop mitch. (@mitchyfanpage) February 9, 2018
Roy Jones Jr was an incredible athlete. He was in his prime before I was old enough to be into boxing but watching highlights from his fights show how good he was
— Taylor Binding (@TaylorBinding) February 9, 2018
Roy Jones Jr my all time favorite boxer. Hadn’t seen anything like him and never will again.
— Los (@_xLos) February 9, 2018
Roy Jones JR one of the GOAT
— Ben? (@lfcben_) February 9, 2018
With most great fighters it’s a long goodbye. I hope Roy Jones stays retired
— Gerardo Abreu (@shaft226) February 9, 2018
Peak Roy Jones Jr. is the best boxer I’ve ever seen.
— Kurtis (@KurtisBacks) February 9, 2018
Boxing career done “supposedly” for Roy Jones Jr. Possibly the best boxer of my generation. Great career Roy!!! *Anderson Silva fight apparently still possible. #boxing #RoyJones
— ??Bobby Prica?? (@BobbyPrica) February 9, 2018
As someone who spend a lot of time in boxing gyms, I idolized Roy Jones Jr. as a kid. https://t.co/HUHjws9kje
— Shingo Kohara (@onetwocross) February 9, 2018