Roy Jones Jr. Loves Talking About Roy Jones Jr., Describes Himself As A Professional Hooker

June 15, 2009 – 9:15 am by Lance Zimmerman

Not only does he love to talk about himself, but Roy loves to refer to himself in the third person.

I’ve never actually been a Roy Jones fan. I’m in the camp that believes his great record was merely the product of fighting in an era where no great fighters came through the ranks of the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions (sorry James Toney). Sure, he beat Bernard Hopkins in 1993, but since then, he’s only lost to top competition, including four of his last eight fights.

I will definitely give Roy credit for his lightening quick hands and his showmanship in the ring. His patented hands-behind-the-back-weave-and-punch was definitely one of the best taunt moves of the past 20 years.

Currently Roy is busy trying to iron out the details for a fight with Jeff Lacy. Whoever loses that fight, their career is almost certainly over, at least from a fan interest perspective.

Roy Jones Jr. joined KFXX  to explain where he feels his career is headed and if he still has what it takes to fight the top talent in boxing.

On what’s on the horizon for Roy Jones Jr.:

“I’m about to beat the hell out of Jeff Lacy. He’s 27-2 I think and he asked for this. He asked for me. He challenged me. He told me he wants to fight Roy Jones. I said ‘oh yeah, ok’. I didn’t want to take his confidence and let him know he’s not really Jeff ‘Left Hook’ Lacy, I am the hooker. I have the best hook in the business. I could be what they consider a professional hooker because I have the best hook in the business. ‘Left Hook’ Lacy can’t out-hook me. But he asked for it, so now I got to show him.”

Roy was asked how he’ll know when he’s no longer able to keep boxing:

“I have people that advise me as well as I know in my head too. I have guys that I listen to that will tell me the truth. 30 is the new 20, so 40 must be the new 30, because look at Bernard Hopkins. He’s still beating people at 43 and 44 years old. He don’t want to try me though because he don’t want to suffer one of those beatings. I’m close to his age but still he knows he’ll suffer one of those beatings so he don’t want to fight me. He’ll fight anybody that he sees he can beat. You have to kind of careful choose I guess for people like him when you’re fighting at that age. Myself, I still haven’t gotten to that point, I’ll fight anybody. When I get to that point where I carefully have to choose, I’m going to stop.”

On what names interest him for possible upcoming fights:

“All names interest me. I’m Roy Jones Jr. Any name that is a name in boxing always interests me, including Klitschko. All the names interest me.”

Roy was asked about the possible Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather or Shane Mosley mega fight on the horizon:

“I think Pacquiao loses both of those fights. I love Pacquiao as a fighter. I don’t really think his size, these guys are a little bit faster and bigger. To me its not really a fair situation to put him in.”

Listen to Roy Jones Jr. on KFXX in Portland with Isaac and Big Suke

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  1. One Response to “Roy Jones Jr. Loves Talking About Roy Jones Jr., Describes Himself As A Professional Hooker”

  2. Im sorry mate but to publish this is garbage, You’re talking like Roy never fought any big fighters. What you fail to mention is the likes of John Ruiz or when roy fought james toney, it was roys first fight at super middleweight against a fighter who was bookies clear favourite to win, so what happened? Roy spanked him!.
    Roy as you mentioned also beat Bernard hopkins, and forget what happened after, Im talking about roy in his prime.
    Alot of rubbish spouted about how Roy only fought average opponents, but understand this, to become world champ you have to defeat a world champ, and roy is the only boxer ever to have dominated the boxing divisions from super middleweight all the way to heaveyweight (and defend all titles) holding a record 7 belts at one time……….and you think he had it gifted??

    By DoubleL on May 17, 2011

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