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Jones jr just confirmed this himself at boxingtalk.com and im guessin it will be a ppv of his own. hopefully only like 25 bucks though. I know i will buy the fight just hoping its not 50.
 

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when i talked to him he said it was a for sure go. but he didn't mention anything about PPV. But I'm sure it will cost some kind of money to watch. I think if he wants to come back he should take on Calzaghe.. take this fight in July and if he looks and feels really good he should call out cal man himself and take any offer just as long as its in the US. I think that would be an exciting fight. He looked in shape when i talked to him, lets just see how he does in the ring.
 

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old news but interesting...

Obviously looking for one final mega-payday, former champion Roy Jones, Jr. is calling WBO super middleweight champ Joe Calzaghe to fight him in July. Jones told BBC Wales that he's willing to come down in weight to 168-pounds and even give Calzaghe the homecourt advantage by making the fight in the UK.

Jones has not fought at the super middleweight limit in almost 11 years and is 1-3 in his last four fights.

"I've got July wide open and I'd fight at 168lbs in the UK or the USA. It's the right time in both of our careers to give the British people a true fight. I've still got all the skills and I'm hungrier than ever," Jones said. "Peter Manfredo Jr was way out of his league when he lost to Joe last week. Joe is a class fighter who needs someone similar - someone like me - to take him on."

It's well known in the boxing industry that Jones is one of the more diffcult fighters to deal with in terms of negotiating a fight. If you read between the lines, you can already see potential problems as Jones wants a 60-40 split of purse for the winner of the fight. While Jones is willing to head over to the UK, he is also pushing Calzaghe to come to America.

"It would make most sense for him to come to the US. The British people will watch him whatever time of night he fights, and by fighting in America he will only add on the extra numbers of US fans. But I'm the challenger now and I have to go and get the title wherever it is on offer," Jones said. "I would love to go there and face 35,000 screaming Welshmen, I'm an entertainer and that's what I do. The promoters might get in the way of the fight, but there's no reason we can't come to an agreement. If we can't agree terms, I say give 60% to the winner and 40% to the loser. That's fair, so let's go."
 

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If this is a PPV, count me out! That's funny how Jones left Hanshaw hanging and then came running back to him.
 

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yeah he still thinks hes the P4P Roy Jones Jr. times changed but I still believe he would defeat Calzaghe. I think the reason being is Calzaghe dosnt have the power, so Jones wont have to worry about breaking his glass jaw. Two I think Jones is still faster than Calzaghe and will feel comfortable in there to actually fight and not worry. i also think he would KO calzaghe if he landed anything really solid because i don't think Calzaghe has ever felt any real power before.

anyway Roy's past his time... but i guess we all will have to wait and see how he does in July.
 

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Jones Jr. vs Hanshaw July 14!

Wednesday, May 23 2007


Former world champion Roy Jones Jr. (50-4, 38 KOs) will face against unbeaten Anthony Hanshaw (21-0-1, 14 KOs) in a light heavyweight bout on July 14 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. Jones-Hanshaw is promoted by Murad Muhammad and Square Ring in association with IP Casino-Resort Spa. The name of the event is "He's Baack! Witness The Return Of A King." Ticket prices will range from 500 to $300, $100, $75 and $30. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster and other outlets on June 1. The price for the PPV telecast is $29.95 and show will be distributed by In Demand.
 

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At this time in there careers, Roy Jones Jnr will not beat Calzaghe. Jones has lost speed, he isnt as fast as Calzaghe anymore. Jones reflexes used to save his chin, but that aint the case no more, so joe will break that china within 8 rounds.

I think Roy Jones in prime would beat Calzaghe easily, but not at this stage in his career.
 

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Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. (50-4, 38 KOs) will get into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame by acclamation. But the greatest super middleweight fighter of all time is not ready to be enshrined just yet. Jones is fighting onward and no boxer is admitted into the hallowed halls in Canastota, N.Y., until he has been retired for five years.

"The Hall Of Fame...well, that will be nice. But I am not ready for that and I am not ready for any rocking chair, either," Jones said. "I am ready, willing and able to prove that I still have what it takes to be a world champion once more. That is why I am fighting a young, tough strong, undefeated guy like Anthony Hanshaw on Saturday, July 14 on PPV TV.

"There is plenty of boxing life left in me yet," Jones said. "I guess Joe Calzaghe knows that because he does not want any part of me. I am taking this fight to measure myself. No one can hold me to a greater standard than I hold myself. I will use Hanshaw as my measuring stick. I coming not only to win but to win big and to shine from start to finish. Age is just a number, I promise you, because you will see more than flashes of the Roy Jones Jr. that made all that boxing history."

Jones-Hanshaw is promoted by Murad Productions and Square Ring in association with IP Casino-Resort Spa. The name of the event is "He's Baack! Witness The Return Of A King." The scheduled 12-round bout, to be fought at the light heavyweight limit of 175 pounds, will be beamed across the country and around the world direct from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.

"You name the honor or accolade and Roy Jones Jr. has won it," Murad Muhammad said. "I call him the the Muhammad Ali of his generation and, at age 38, he is far from finished making ring history. This is a super talent who has won world titles at 160 pounds, dominated at 168 pounds, won at 175 pounds and even won the WBA heavyweight title when he defeated John Ruiz. Roy Jones Jr. takes the "i" and the "m" out of the word impossible and creates wonders."

Jones-Hanshaw, which will include a highly-competitive undercard, will mark the 15th time that promoter Muhammad and Jones have worked together.

"It is humbling to work with a talent as awesome as Roy Jones Jr.," Muhammad said. "And he is also a man of character. He's not coming back against any easy opponent, any cream puff, but against Hanshaw, age 29 and with a 21-0-1, 14 KOs record. Roy Jones Jr. doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk."

Hanshaw and his team have great respect for Jones but Hanshaw trainer John Russell sees an upset occurring on July 14 and this is a boxing man who knows from upsets. Russell trained a underdog heavyweight named James "Buster" Douglas when Douglas shocked the world by knocking out the seemingly unbeatable Mike Tyson in Tokyo.

"Anthony Hanshaw is a tough kid and has genuine talent," Russell said. "It's a privilege for Anthony to match his skills with a Hall Of Famer like Roy but Anthony is in awe of Roy. Anthony is coming to defeat Roy Jones Jr. not to merely share the ring. Anthony wants to be able to tell his kids and his grand kids not that 'I fought Roy Jones' but to be able to say 'I beat the great Roy Jones.'"

Hanshaw is promoted by Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions.

The price for the PPV telecast is $29.95, as Muhammad calls it "an affordable pleasure." The show will be distributed by In Demand. Ticket prices will range from 500 to $300, $100, $75 and $30. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster and other outlets on June 1.

Promoter Muhammad noted that the opening press conference is being held at boxing's "Temple," Madison Square Garden for more than one reason.

"What better place than the historic Garden to launch the final phases of the awesome career of the legendary Roy Jones Jr? Muhammad asked. "And also I want to thank the Dolan family, especially Jim Dolan, for getting involved with us and with this great event. Roy Jones Jr., is a big part of boxing history and so is the Garden. They don't call it the World's Greatest Area for nothing."

This is signed and done with, jones has been training and is now ready.. He left hanshaw hanging because he didnt want to deal with that promoter, jones is paying hanshaw out of his own pocket.
 

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i already said this was a done deal and that he was ready and in great shape and that Calzaghe dodged RJJ. Thats ok Roy said he will be making some calls once this fight is over. If RJJ defeats this guy and looks amazing his plans are to call the 10 year defending wales champ (cough cough) out to fight. Most likely lil ol' cal STILL wont have a fight yet. So who knows if Roy looks good in July Cal and Roy just might be in the ring sometime by the end of the year. MAN i know all the cal fans must be getting nervous...
 

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Haha man no one is nervous about that RJJ anymore. He needs to let go of boxing. He can look in the best shape of his career, but that is not gonna protect that grade A china chin. RJJ has lost speed and reflexes from his prime, now hes just any other fighter with good power. Forget about him man.

Iv never seen Hanshaw, does he have average power? If so il back him 100% to knock out RJJ.
 

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Roy Jones, Hanshaw Presser Quotes Recommend this page Printable version



Quotable quotes from boxing legend Roy Jones Jr, his July 14 PPV TV opponent Anthony Hanshaw and others who gathered at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday to formally announce the Jones-Hanshaw fight. The fight will be seen nationally and around the world on a live broadcast emanating from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

BOXING LEGEND ROY JONES JR.: “I love to do what I do and I am back to doing what I do. No one can dictate to me because, when I go in that ring, it is my life that is on the line. I take my hat off to Anthony Hanshaw. I can’t wait for July 14. I wanted a challenge. Why would I want to fight someone who is not a threat? I’m not here to fool myself. He is young, up and coming and he is hungry.”

UNDEFEATED ANTHONY HANSHAW: “July 14. That is my time. Roy Jones had his time. But, on July 14, that is my time to shine. Starting from today, my trainer is Floyd Mayweather Sr.”

JON LUCAS, PRESIDENT & GM, IP CASINO/RESORT/SPA, BILOXI, MS: “It was 21 months ago, the entire Gulf Coast was hit with devastation (Hurricane Katrina). The name for this fight should be ‘We’re Back,’ meaning not just Roy we meaning Biloxi and the whole Gulf Coast. We want to tell everyone we’re back and open for business. What better way to do that with Murad and Roy bringing a major fight to Biloxi to show that we are open and we are back!”

LEGEND LOU DUVA, WHO HAS WELTERWEIGHT OSCAR DIAZ ON THE UNDERCARD: “This guy here, this Murad Muhammad, he is not like King, Arum or De La Hoya. Murad is a real fight guy and a man of his word. One time he was talking to me about a fight and I asked him where it was gonna be held. Murad says it will be in Venezuela. I asked him where again and he says, you know, in Italy in that city where they ride around on them little boats. I think he meant Venice. As far as Roy Jones, he’s a good guy and I admire him inside and outside the ring. Everything Roy does, he does it the right way. Hanshaw has got a style that will give Roy Jones hell out there. There was a time when Roy Jones kept boxing alive all by himself.”

OSCAR DIAZ, WELTERWEIGHT CONTENDER FROM SAN ANTONIO: “I had some war with Golden Johnson and now I am back for another one on this show. I grew up watching Roy Jones so it is a great pleasure to be on a show with him.”

COMEDIAN PAT COOPER: “I am a boxing nut, that’s why I’m here. What’s the big deal, people can afford to spend $30 to see this fight on TV. Go for the thirty bucks, it’s worth it.”

MULTIVISION MEDIA TV EXECUTIVE BRIAN RICCO: “We were going to do a reality show on this fight but somebody (HBO) beat us to the punch. We’re looking forward to July 14 and we have reasonable price point of $29.95. We’re building for the future and, whether Roy is the winner or Anthony is the winner, July 14 will be a great day.”

MURAD MUHAMMAD, MURAD PROMOTIONS: “Anthony wants to prove that it’s the end for Roy Jones. He wants to prove that he should be a seven figure fighter so he’s got beat a legend to do that. This is a platform for this young man. He feels like he is the uncrowned champ…But Roy Jones was not only considered the best pound-for-pound. Some people rated him the best pound-for-pound of all times. Everybody has a plan to fight and beat Roy Jones but then the first bell rings.”
 

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i already said this was a done deal and that he was ready and in great shape and that Calzaghe dodged RJJ. Thats ok Roy said he will be making some calls once this fight is over. If RJJ defeats this guy and looks amazing his plans are to call the 10 year defending wales champ (cough cough) out to fight. Most likely lil ol' cal STILL wont have a fight yet. So who knows if Roy looks good in July Cal and Roy just might be in the ring sometime by the end of the year. MAN i know all the cal fans must be getting nervous...
now your dogging joe in a thread that has nothing to do with him.

your such a hater wes. :laugh:
 

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wes.

the cal fans wont be getting nervous about roy ever, i doubt the antonio tarver or the glen johnson fans will either. :rolleyes:
 

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calzaghe will be getting exposed and old just like roy did around that same age. johnson and tarver are old as well. I give all 4 fighters an equal chance against each other at this point in this career, i do favor jones because he is my favorite.
 

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Roy Jones, Hanshaw Presser Quotes Recommend this page Printable version



Quotable quotes from boxing legend Roy Jones Jr, his July 14 PPV TV opponent Anthony Hanshaw and others who gathered at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday to formally announce the Jones-Hanshaw fight. The fight will be seen nationally and around the world on a live broadcast emanating from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

BOXING LEGEND ROY JONES JR.: “I love to do what I do and I am back to doing what I do. No one can dictate to me because, when I go in that ring, it is my life that is on the line. I take my hat off to Anthony Hanshaw. I can’t wait for July 14. I wanted a challenge. Why would I want to fight someone who is not a threat? I’m not here to fool myself. He is young, up and coming and he is hungry.”

UNDEFEATED ANTHONY HANSHAW: “July 14. That is my time. Roy Jones had his time. But, on July 14, that is my time to shine. Starting from today, my trainer is Floyd Mayweather Sr.”

JON LUCAS, PRESIDENT & GM, IP CASINO/RESORT/SPA, BILOXI, MS: “It was 21 months ago, the entire Gulf Coast was hit with devastation (Hurricane Katrina). The name for this fight should be ‘We’re Back,’ meaning not just Roy we meaning Biloxi and the whole Gulf Coast. We want to tell everyone we’re back and open for business. What better way to do that with Murad and Roy bringing a major fight to Biloxi to show that we are open and we are back!”

LEGEND LOU DUVA, WHO HAS WELTERWEIGHT OSCAR DIAZ ON THE UNDERCARD: “This guy here, this Murad Muhammad, he is not like King, Arum or De La Hoya. Murad is a real fight guy and a man of his word. One time he was talking to me about a fight and I asked him where it was gonna be held. Murad says it will be in Venezuela. I asked him where again and he says, you know, in Italy in that city where they ride around on them little boats. I think he meant Venice. As far as Roy Jones, he’s a good guy and I admire him inside and outside the ring. Everything Roy does, he does it the right way. Hanshaw has got a style that will give Roy Jones hell out there. There was a time when Roy Jones kept boxing alive all by himself.”

OSCAR DIAZ, WELTERWEIGHT CONTENDER FROM SAN ANTONIO: “I had some war with Golden Johnson and now I am back for another one on this show. I grew up watching Roy Jones so it is a great pleasure to be on a show with him.”

COMEDIAN PAT COOPER: “I am a boxing nut, that’s why I’m here. What’s the big deal, people can afford to spend $30 to see this fight on TV. Go for the thirty bucks, it’s worth it.”

MULTIVISION MEDIA TV EXECUTIVE BRIAN RICCO: “We were going to do a reality show on this fight but somebody (HBO) beat us to the punch. We’re looking forward to July 14 and we have reasonable price point of $29.95. We’re building for the future and, whether Roy is the winner or Anthony is the winner, July 14 will be a great day.”

MURAD MUHAMMAD, MURAD PROMOTIONS: “Anthony wants to prove that it’s the end for Roy Jones. He wants to prove that he should be a seven figure fighter so he’s got beat a legend to do that. This is a platform for this young man. He feels like he is the uncrowned champ…But Roy Jones was not only considered the best pound-for-pound. Some people rated him the best pound-for-pound of all times. Everybody has a plan to fight and beat Roy Jones but then the first bell rings.”
RJJ is being trained by Floyd Sr. thats big. He might be the trainer that brings Roy back to life.
 
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