Roy Jones Jr. wanted to leave fans in Charlotte, North Carolina with a lasting impression, so the self-proclaimed “Greatest Fighter of His Era” did just that by knocking out Willie Williams in the second round.
Roy Jones Jr, the obvious fan favorite, came out to a thunderous ovation. Jones was led into the ring by his customary entourage of rappers and large bodyguards. He spared no expense for North Carolina fans, who got a chance of a lifetime to view the legend.
From the opening bell, Jones set up in the middle of the ring talking to his opponent and waiting for an opening. As soon as Williams let his guard down, Jones connected with a four punch combination. Jones circled Williams showing the ability to still maneuver effortlessly around the ring. He posed with his hands behind his back daring his opponent to hit him. As soon as Willie Williams made a move, Jones Jr would pot shot him and move, but it wasn’t all about one punch and run. Jones threw right hand leads and then doubled and tripled left hand uppercuts. At one point, Jones would throw a ten punch combination. When asked about it after the fight, Jones would say, “who else in boxing will throw a ten punch combination? Boxing needs me. The fastest hands in the game are back!”
He may not be the Roy of old, but for one night, fans from North Carolina witnessed arguably the greatest fighter of this era.
Roy Jones Jr. will be back the ring March 28 in Pensacola, FL against an opponent TBA. He plans on fighting 4 -6 more times before going to challenge Marco Huck for the Cruiserweight title.
By Chris Williams www.cboxinginfo.com
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