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Roy Jones Jr. is already going to go down as one of the greats, but his status could’ve been so much better if he had listened to thousands of people begging him to hang up his gloves for years after it was clear that he was past his prime.
The future hall of famer is finally ready to leave on his own terms as he recently announced his very last fight where it all began to finally move on to the next phase of his life and career.
“You should call it my last day at the Bay. It’s my last one for the Bayfront, Civic Center, Pensacola, Bayfront Arena, whatever you want to call it,” Jones said in a video posted Thursday on Facebook. “So if you want to come to see my last day in Pensacola, be there, Feb. 8. That’s my last one there.”
By the time that fight rolls around, Roy will be 49-years-old and he has still yet to find an opponent for his last fight in his hometown. The card, titled Island Fights 46, will feature both boxing and mixed martial arts bouts.
Jones will enter the 75th professional bout of his career, amassing a record of 65-9, with 47 KOs.