ROY JONES JR, now 47, will continue to mar his standout career by fighting on when he faces journeyman Rodney Moore on August 13.
The former pound-for-pound king will headline a show at the Pensacola Bay Center in his hometown, the city he made his professional debut in 27 years ago.
“I’m always excited to be fighting in front of my hometown fans who have shown me so much support during my career, and I am looking forward to giving them an action-packed fight,” he said.
The former four weight world champion will face Moore in a cruiserweight contest. In December, Jones was crushed by Enzo Maccarinelli inside four rounds in Moscow – it was a chilling knockout, but the American refuses to hang up his gloves.
In March he fought Vyron Phillips – a former MMA fighter who was allowed to make his professional boxing debut against Jones – stopping him in two bizarre rounds.
Moore has lost nine fights on the bounce, and the 40-year-old didn’t fight between 2005 and 2012.