What did Roy Jones Jr say about Calzaghe?
He’s a Hall of Famer. “It was unfair when people tried to run him down. Most of the names he fought in Europe were real names. He didn’t just beat Jeff Lacy, he knocked the you-know-what out of him.”
Did Roy Jones Jr fight Joe Calzaghe vs?
The fight was held on November 8, 2008, at Madison Square Garden….Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr.
|Venue||Madison Square Garden, New York City, US|
|Title(s) on the line||The Ring light heavyweight title|
|Tale of the tape|
Was Roy Jones Jr the best ever?
Roy Jones Jr. was arguably the finest fighter of the past quarter of a century. The Pensacola, Florida star combined incredible speed, power and athleticism to capture world titles in four weight classes – from middleweight to heavyweight. Jones was a brilliant amateur, who was robbed of Olympic gold in Seoul 1988.
Who did Roy Jones Jr lose his first fight to?
In 1997 Jones had his first professional loss, a disqualification against Montell Griffin (26-0, 18 KOs) at the Taj Majal Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Is Joe Calzaghe a Hall of Famer?
Yet when asked about victories, Joe Calzaghe first recalls defeat. One might think its sting would be long faded by now, erased by a professional career so brilliant he was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Is Joe Calzaghe coming back?
BRITISH boxing legend Joe Calzaghe is returning to the sport. He is launching a management agency, International Sports Group, in partnership with Darren Barker, a former IBF belt-holder himself. In recent years Calzaghe has kept himself apart from boxing.
Is Roy Jones Jr in the Hall of Fame?
Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. is universally regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound prizefighters in the last few decades. In June, he’ll be heading to Canastota, New York, for his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF).
How many Hall of Famers did Roy Jones Jr beat?
He fought three (possibly four) future hall of famers in Glen Johnson, Oscar De La Hoya and Felix Trinidad. Antonio Tarver probably also will receive consideration. However, Jones also fought Johnson and Trinidad while De La Hoya had no business fighting at middleweight.