“Shame on You!” – Roy Jones Jr. Delivers a Powerful Message in Latest Video

Published 03/05/2021, 7:06 PM EST
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)


Former multi-weight champion, Roy Jones Jr., is more than a pioneer of boxing, who has performed in four different decades. Boasting 66 wins alongside 9 losses, ‘Superman’ Jones Jr. has been one of the most active athletes in the sport.

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While he hung up his gloves in 2018 after four consecutive wins, Roy Jones Jr. still has the itch to fight. He made his return to action in November 2020 in an exhibition against Mike Tyson.

That said, Jones Jr. has always pushed his limits to reach where he is at today. Being one of the legendary boxers of all time, he believes to have been born to box. So, ‘Captain Hook’ took to his Instagram account and shed some valuable words to inspire the fans.

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He filmed himself and said, “God gave you a gift, and you are not using it? You are not showing your appreciation for those blessings? Shame on you.”

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Despite proving it all in the sport, the love for boxing continues to spur Jones Jr. In his recent fight against Mike Tyson, he put on a clinical showdown and went the distance. Although he couldn’t plant much damage, it was a commendable bout between two of the very best in the business.

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What’s next for Roy Jones Jr.?

After facing Tyson for the memorable WBC title exhibition, Jones Jr. has hinted at talking with his family before re-entering the ring. So, we might have seen the last fight of his boxing career. However, a few weeks before, Roy Jones Jr. engaged in verbal banter with Glenn McCrory.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

The two exchanged some heated words on social media, touting a possible in-ring collision. But the fight talks faded away with time, and there is no buzz surrounding this fight. However, if the feud picks up, and a challenge is made, fans can expect ‘Captain Hook’ to accept it wholeheartedly.

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Do you think Roy Jones Jr. is underrated in terms of his legacy?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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