News December 2009

Roy Jones Knocked Out In First Round


Roy Jones was spectacularly stopped by the referee with 58 seconds of the first round remaining whilst challenging for Danny Green's IBO Cruiserweight title.

A big right hand dropped the American who had been cornered, which landed on the left of his temple, flooring Jones.

Jones was badly hurt by the punch. After the managing to get back to his feet, the Australian poured it on and the referee Howard Foster waved the fight off as Jones was in no fit state to fight on.

"I dont know what to say, firstly i want to say something to everyone in Australia and Sydney who tuned in to watch this fight and without you guys it wouldn't have been a success"

"Secondly, to Roy Jones junior - he deserves a lot more recognition than this short time allows him. He is one of the greatest of all time."

"He is bloody legend."

Jones said afterwards "I give Danny a lot of respect. No excuses Danny Green fought a wonderful fight. I want to thank Australia for having me."

Retirement now beckons for Jones.

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