THE tale of Roy Jones Jr has taken another bizarre twist.
Once a great in the sport Jones, an American who has become a Russian citizen, boxed in a strange event on Sunday. Vyron Phillips, a fan essentially but also a MMA fighter, won a competition to fight Jones. The runner up in the competition, Anthony Trotter, got the consolation of being able to corner Phillips during the fight. Little good it did him. Jones casually knocked Phillips out in two rounds at the event in Phoenix, Arizona.
It was Jones first ‘contest’ (of sorts) since suffering a heavy knockout himself against Enzo Maccarinelli in Moscow in December. While many will want see Jones retire from competing, rather than stage strange events like this or risk injury in competitive boxing matches, so far there has been little indication that Jones will indeed hang up his gloves.