Roy Jones Jr. Lashes Out at Fans Who Steal His Credit

Published 06/01/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS – MAY 15: Roy Jones Jr. looks on before the WBC Light Heavyweight Championship fight against Antonio Tarver on May 15, 2004 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)


Roy Jones Jr. is one of the biggest boxers of all time. With his career spread across almost three decades, Jones Jr. fought enormous bigwigs and came out as a champion in multiple weight classes. His skill sets, in-ring management, and overall persona made him a star of the game real quick. Yet, he feels he’s denied of the credit he truly deserves.

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In a fresh conversation with Brian Custer, Jones Jr. took a dig at fans who try to steal away his credit. He said, “They saw so many of the greats Ali’s, Ray Robinson, and Samuel Sanchez, Marvin Haglers.

“They saw so much of the great people that knew in boxing, all combined in one. That’s what made me different. People try to take away my credit. Come on bro, who else they saw, not even Mike Tyson, the Ali footwork, Ali talking. Nobody, but nobody has ever come along and had so much of Roberto Duran, Julio Chavez, everybody, in one person,”

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In November 2020, ‘Captain Hook’ stepped inside the boxing ring to confront ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’, Mike Tyson. The pair entered a massive showdown against each other in an exhibition fight, thus rolling out a cracking show for the fans.

In this fight, the Florida native showed a snippet of his vast skills and gave Tyson a substantial test. Despite the bout concluding in a draw, this fight went down as one of the best events of 2020.

Is Roy Jones Jr. one of the best pugilists of all time?

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Jones Jr. holds a thunderous track record of 66 wins and 9 losses under his wing. In his extensive run, Jones Jr. tested himself in deep waters numerous times and came out on top in most of those bouts.

August 16, 2015: Roy Jones Jr. battles Eric Watkins during their heavyweight bout at the Foxwoods Grand Theater in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Roy Jones Jr. defeats Eric Watkins via KO of round 6. (Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Even at his current age, Jones Jr. looks forward to battling the legends of the game in exhibition contests. He even keeps himself fit and active and likes to inspire an upcoming generation of boxers.

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That said, ‘Captain Hook’ is definitely one of the best pugilists to ever grace the ring. And he unquestionably has registered himself in the history books.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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