Opinion | Dec 29 2015

Enzo Maccarinelli’s deep respect for Roy Jones deserves great credit

Chris O'Brien on why Maccarinelli shouldn't be overlooked
Enzo Maccarinelli
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AFTER Enzo Maccarinelli’s brutal KO of Roy Jones Jr in Moscow, many post-bout column inches in boxing’s press have focused on intensified calls for the four-division world champion to call it a day.

However, one issue which deserves more traction is the class, grace and respect with which Maccarinelli approached this unusual cruiserweight clash.

The fact the Welshman entered as a significant underdog with the bookies was farcical. Almost twelve years Enzo’s senior, Jones Jnr is rapidly approaching his 47th birthday. He is a shadow of his former formidable self.