Connect with us

fight news

Boxing News: Roy Jones Jr., 54, set for ring return » July 2, 2023 – Fight News

Published

on





54-year-old Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs) returns to the ring for his first official fight in over five years when he faces pro-debuting former MMA world champion Anthony Pettis, 36, in a six-round cruiserweight clash on Saturday in a $49.99 pay-per-view event from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Roy Jones Jr: “It’s fun to still be able to do what I love doing. I’m looking forward to an awesome event come Saturday night. I challenged myself to make the 200-pound weight for this fight. You don’t want to be the guy who can’t set an example. I’ve always wanted to set a good example…if I show that at 54 years old, that I can dedicate myself to a training camp and get back down to weight, that’s going to say a lot for the fighters I train. They can’t give me any more excuses.
“With the skill level I bring to the table, I can go anywhere and do anything any time I get ready I feel good and I’m glad to be here…I’m too old to be playing around. I have to come and get it. When I come to get it, I’m the most entertaining thing you’ve ever seen in your life.”
Roy Jones Jr. 199.1 vs. Anthony Pettis 198.5
Vitor Belfort 200.9 vs. Ronaldo Souza 199.9
Jose Aldo 148 vs. Jeremy Stephens 146.9
Luis Feliciano 143.5 vs. Clarence Booth 144.8
Devin Cushing 131.6 vs. Damian Marchiano 130
Pearl Gonzalez 125.7 vs. Gina Mazany 126.5
Cecil Cleckler 248.5 vs. Joshua Burns 275.4
Venue: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Promoter: Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing
TV: PPV
Very sad news, deplorable could be another word to describe it
Tragic
what if he looks good, the competition isn’t that demanding, and it’s only 6 rounds, its his job
The guy loves boxing and wants to box. I don’t see that as sad or deplorable. As long as he isn’t set to fight legit contenders, he can do what he wants. If he tries to go that route, than the commissions need to step in and shut it down.
Don’t do it, Roy!
Dude, it’s too late. That was the weigh in!
Nothing
Is
Real
Sadly
omyyy. hopefully this wont ruin his upcoming celebrity boxing plans
I watched an interview with Roy a couple of days ago and while listening to him talk about it, I didn’t really have much of a problem with it but after seeing him now about to go through with it… no. This is not a good idea.
I’ve never been a fan of Roy Jones. Never liked his style, his clowning in the ring, and especially the horrid rap music he used for his usual ring entrances. I was hoping we had seen the last of that ridiculous style if his. No interest in seeing him back. I’m sure he will be doing a lot of posing, fighting cautiously to protect that delicate noggin of his. One clubbing right-wing power shot on that noggin and he’s in trouble.
You might simply of said – I don’t like boxing.
your not a pure boxing fan roy jones was a great fighter his speed and power put him in a class a lone and he didn’t always play, he never was in no trouble with no punches until he made one big mistake and that was pride, he just won the heavyweight championship of the world and mind you he beat tarver once before but pride wanted him to put him in his place but instead of taking 8 to 10 months to get his body acclimated to 175 after he was all muscle at 200 he did it much sooner and his body wasn’t prepared to fight and though he won the first meeting with tarver he wasnt the same yet a strong doctor could of helped him then and kept him out the ring for atleast another year then he would of be ready and would of destroyed tarver and glenn johnson, but some some fighters are never the same after being knocked out, but you cant take nothing away of his achievements
You are exactly correct you need time for your body to get acclimated to the weight
I don’t think you know who RJJ is.
You must be and 54yr old still sitting on your lounge trying to work out how to throw a jab. Probably never exercised in your life. Just a true hater of one of the GOAT’s. RJJ 54 still going hard. You a 54yr old still trying to get off the lounge or you a 54yr old still playing with your Commodore 64 game console. I’ve said enough!!!!!! Boogey down like James brown.
Roy by decision
Its very, very sad to see him do this. These men are legends who say they love the sport of boxing in which they once excel. I give them that but when the time to walk away has come them you proudly go out and never look back like Marciano and Joe Calzhage for example. The knock outs from which you easily recovered in your youth can kill or paralyze you in age. Another thing stop being so freaking jealous of the youth. You had your turn, train them and let them do the fighting, and stay to hell out of their way.
Good comment! 100% true.
Everything true and reasonable what u say. He also doesnt look like in very good shape. There are more than enough mid 50s who are ripped as hell and look god like. Roy doesnt look too sharp and he doesnt look like he is training on a daily basis.
He needs to be careful Prayers…
Prayers? for what exactly?
Roy..great one..please DON’T! Stay home & enjoy the fruit of your labor champ.
He was able to pull out a ‘draw’ vs Tyson in the exhibition by doing nothing but taking punches. I guess he thinks if he can do that vs Tyson, this should be easy.
I love Roy. I don’t care at all if they die in the ring. It’s what they want to do, it’s what they love to do. I’m fine with it. I hope he shows age ain’t nothin but a number. We’re all gonna get old but nobody wants to accept it. Let’em play, it’s their life and their decision. They know the risk, they’ve known it all their lives. It’s all good. Let’s go Roy!
You love Roy, but you don’t care if he gets beaten to death in a boxing ring.
Are you serious?
Not at all. It’s his choice.
And people shouldn’t always get to do whatever they want.
The guy is 54, has been knocked out a few times, is fighting against someone much younger who very well could do some real damage to him, and even if he wins he gains nothing.
Sometimes boxers need to be saved from themselves.
If Roy had retired after breaking John Ruiz he would have been recognized as one of the greatest fighters in history next to Sugar Ray Robinson, Henry Armstrong etc.
But he stuck around too long and made the mistake of going back down in weight after the Ruiz fight.
But seriously Roy let it go. Let the world remember how fast, dynamic, and powerful you were in your prime. You don’t need the money. Your body doesn’t need the risk. Let it go my man .
Beating, not breaking. Stupid autocorrect.
I agree but it’s not about the record or the history, he just loves boxing. It’s his connection to feeling alive. He’s up there with Robinson and Armstrong for anyone who knows beyond what’s just in print. He loves this, I don’t think I can stand in the way of that in the name of other peoples feelings about appropriateness.
Jesus Cristo! He looks like a flabby old man trying to flex! He looked pretty bad and flabby when he fought Tyson back in 20. He looks likes he’s aged 10 years since then. He needs to cut this out. It’s seriously been 20 years since he last really shined as a fighter. He went from great to mediocre overnight in about 2004. A few years back he fought a guy making his pro debut. All I have to say is -porque Roy?
I’ll give him this chance just to see what it means to be so afraid of death that it’s a woman or another mortal challenge to try and be 20 something again.
I’m a huge fan of Roy Jones, Jr. but I do not want to see him in the ring again. Please Roy, don’t do it.
this is very sad…….this fight should be stopped……..roy is way past his prime…….roy has nothing more to prove…i will not be watching an old man get the crap punched out of him…….
It socks to get old.
Woow…didn’t see that one coming. 100 years ago, Roy would have probably have been dead by now, as the average life expectancy was 56 for a man. I guess he feels since he’s alive and may go another 25 years, why not do what he was bred to do. Lexus Nexus your comments are sacrilegious; Roy was one of the best to ever have done it and in his prime his “style” was the most athletic and devastating style to ever be witnessed in a ring. He once hit Bryant Brannon with three left hooks in one second! He knocked out that Australian dude with a punch that came from having his hands behind his back! He shattered the rib cage of the naturally larger and cagey Virgil Hill with one punch! He entertained in every sense of the word. The NBA plays rap music as well as the NFL and MLB but you still watch it.
Roy has made a mockery of himself in recent years. He absolutely refuses to hang up the gloves. His last few fights ended in concussions. The boxing/MMA commissions should never approve a fight between Roy and anyone. (Another fighter, the mailman, the ice-cream truck man, a part time lawyer) or anyone else who agrees to fight him. It is going to take something tragic happening before he stops. His license should be revoked worldwide. Enjoy training, commentating, training upcoming talent, or just sitting in a hammock reminiscing about your former ring time, but he should never be allowed to enter a professional prize fight again.
You can train , get fit and may even be quick as you once were for a round or 2. But one thing you can’t improve as it diminishes is resistance to take a shot. Fingers crossed champ.
One of the best fighters ever. It’s a six round fight. The fact that he’s able to make weight like that at his age is a great accomplishment. Life expectancy is increasing every decade. I’m very confident that Jones will be fine in this fight. I understand people saying no because they’re worried about his quality of life and health. But don’t judge by saying Roy wasn’t a good fighter. He beat toney and Hopkins in their prime.
So Roy must really love boxing and all the attention in the ring, otherwise I can’t explain why he didn’t already retire after his devastating losses to Antonio Tarver, or Glen Johnson.
I was asking myself back then, is it really necessary to get knocked out by the likes of Danny Green, Lebedev or Maccarinelli?
Just remain a commentator, Roy.
Absolutely ridiculous
I bet you none of yawl that’s talking about R.J. Could come close to doing what he does, haters!
Heard that. Roy gonna play with this tomato can
54 FFS!
The funny thing is he will beat Pettis. Pettis use to be great at mma boxing at 155. I watched his whole career. Roy will beat him
I agree Roy will get him and Pettis will get some good shots in but that’s it. Roy will play with him
Child support draining jones account!
I thought they pasted Roy’s head on my 60 year old body.
I wonder if this is a case of no money? I had seen RJJ working as a commentator, I think it was for HBO, I know that HBO boxing shows are no longer, not sure if RJJ is still doing any commentating. There is nothing that this show contributes to boxing….
Roy’s dreaming, tonight he realises its nightmare… You can’t beat father time, he’s already proven that several times.
So pathetic of Jones. My absolute worst boxing memories are of an over-the-hill Jones getting ko’d by fighters he would have toyed with previously.
Exhibition only right? Hopefully KOs aren’t allowed and no shots to the head…..for Roy’s sake…I hope.
Oh dear.
Yea Roy can still be the man God will have the say
I cannot believe he is still fighting. Props to his love of the sport, I just hope he doesn’t get hurt.
Anyone who thinks this is okay isn’t much of a boxing fan. You were probably saying the same thing when Mathew Saad Muhammad and Frankie Randall were has-beens and still getting punched in the head. They both died way before their time primarily from damage inflicted late in their boxing careers.
ROY JONES setting a good example??????
How many STEROID tests did he fail? And all were covered up. Should be jailed for animal cruelty… Cock (birds!!!!!) fighting.
Stop nothing wrong with bird or dog fighting
What I think is people are missing the main point here. Weather or not you think this is a good idea or not is…..They want $50 to watch this?
Someone is Punch Drunk!
He looks absolutely horrible, and when one thinks of the amount of brutal kos he suffered in his career, he should never be allowed in the ring again, even sparring, He has always been an arrogant guy, this may cost him his life.
Putin Is 70 plus yrs old
Trump is 70 plus and are still going hard. Nobody telling them to retire. RJJ still has another 20yrs in him. Go hard Roy.
49.95 PPV! I remember that the Mike Tyson fights cost this much when he started doing PPV. I think it’s still too much to pay these days.
This shouldn’t be allowed.
You people are dumb as hell with your comments. Have you seen the odds? Roy’s like a minus 500!! Vs a 36 year old former mma guy who never boxed in his life!! I’d say Roy got this even at his age lol he isn’t fighting Terrance Crawford or Errol Spence you people sound stupid. Let him have his fun making loot with his name fighting a guy who never boxed!!
Man, man, man. Although I’m staunchly against PEDs in boxing, after 50 I will look the other way, if just for cosmetics only. Just enough to tone yourself up.
Roy’s time is over. Boxing is not a sport for old men. He is getting in there with someone almost 20 years younger. He is going to get smashed.
This should NOT be allowed
I hope it will not end up like poor Evander Holyfield last year against the MMA guy. It brought out all the MMA fans making fun of boxing afterwards.
yee..
I hear Larry Holmes mumbling somewhere..
Punch drunk a dwelling on past glories, Roy you’ll be remembered for the wrong reasons
Very sad news. Why RJJ? You were a legend now you are just a PPV payday for someone else…worst part is any of these fights can leave him hurt for life…
come on Roy…..You look like an old man. Ya’ll musta forgot getting knock out of the ring some years back. And that was no draw that you were gifted against Tyson lol.
We love you Roy and understand your competive nature but nobody wants to see you get viciously knocked out. Please be ready
Why?
Quit while you still have your good looks
How can Jones fight, when it was reported he had brain damage, like 7-8 years ago? Jones lost, we love you, now go away
Hes gotta do it if not it’ll eat at him. Keep’em up Roy
Money, money, money must be funny in a rich man’s world !
Jones is still gonna show why boxing is the ultimate sport. Gonna knock that tomato can out
Time to stop give it up

Session expired
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this page.

source



fight news

Boxing News: WBA #1 Akui shuts out WBC #16 Vayson … – Fight News

Published

on





Akui01 1
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda
WBA top-ranked flyweight Seigo Yuri Akui (18-2-1, 11 KOs), 111.75, impressively scored a shutout decision (all 100-90) over previously unbeatenWBC#16 light flyweight Filipino Jason Vayson (10-1-1-1NC, 5 KOs), 111.5, over ten speedy rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Having relinquished his national 112-pound belt after three successful defenses, the sturdy-built Akui kept a pressure on the fast-moving Filipino footworker with his heavy left jabs, steadily piling up points. The eighth and ninth saw Akui almost catch and finish the durable Vayson, who barely had a narrow escape. Akui, 27, may be a good opposition against either WBA titlist Artem Dalakian or WBO champ-to-be Jesse Rodriguez.
BoxRec: Seigo Yuri Akui
BoxRec: Jayson Vayson
_

Too small to be boxing
I wish the world would do something special for floyed mayweather like they do when the honour other goats or greats he had done amazing things it’s crazy how the world don’t appreciate what he has done man I’m sitting here thinking about what he has done he changed the game stop playing give it up ya hurd lol that’s crazy come on don’t wait tell he is gone give it up now I’m begging please please

Session expired
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this page.

source



Advertisement
Continue Reading

fight news

David Goyer Shares Details About David Fincher’s Two-Hour ‘Blade’ Meeting: ‘It Was Such a Fleshed-Out Pitch’ – Yahoo Entertainment

Published

on





David Fincher hasn’t worked on a blockbuster franchise since making his infamous directorial debut on “Alien 3” — a film that he has since disavowed due to what he saw as excessive studio interference — but he has flirted with taking on big properties on multiple occasions. He spent years developing an adaptation of Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” for Disney with the intention of casting Brad Pitt. And more recently, he was briefly attached to direct Pitt in a “World War Z” sequel.
Fincher obsessives who are curious about his would-be blockbusters received an interesting tidbit this week when David Goyer made an appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. Goyer is best known for writing DC movies for both Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder, but he began his career as a superhero scribe by writing all three “Blade” movies. On the podcast, he revealed that he collaborated with Fincher to develop the first film, with the “Fight Club” director being considered to helm the project.
More from IndieWire
The Best Thrillers Streaming on Netflix in October, from ‘Fair Play’ to ‘Emily the Criminal’
2024 Oscars: Best Documentary Feature Predictions
“I developed a draft with Fincher before he had done ‘Se7en,’” Goyer said. “I think he had done ‘Alien 3’ and maybe he was developing ‘Se7en.’ I developed a draft with him. I remember going to our producers office… There was this giant conference table. Fincher laid out 40 to 50 books of photography and art with Post-It notes inside them. He said, ‘This is the movie.’”
Goyer revealed that Fincher pitched his vision for the film with predictably meticulous detail. While Fincher did not ultimately end up directing “Blade,” the screenwriter explained that his creative influence was felt throughout the finished product.
“[Fincher] took us on a two-hour tour around the table of the aesthetics of this scene, that character,” Goyer said. “It was such a fully fleshed-out visual pitch… I had never seen something like that before. A lot of that thinking infused my further revisions.”
Fincher’s next film, the Michael Fassbender-led serial killer drama “The Killer,” recently premiered at the 2023 Venice Film Festival. Netflix will release the film in theaters on Friday, October 27 before it begins streaming on Friday, November 10.
Best of IndieWire
Nicolas Winding Refn’s Favorite Films: 37 Movies the Director Wants You to See
The Best LGBTQ Movies and TV Shows Streaming on Netflix Right Now
Unsimulated Sex Scenes in Film: ‘Nymphomaniac,’ ‘Brown Bunny,’ ‘Little Ashes,’ and More
Sign up for Indiewire’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Click here to read the full article.

source



Continue Reading

fight news

Boxing News: Early Results from Verona, NY » September 25, 2023 – Fight News

Published

on





By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
In a highly skilled and very tactical fight, Junior Lightweights Abraham “Super” Nova and Adam “Blu Nose” Lopez lived up to the predictions that they might deliver the fight of the night. After three tactical rounds, things heated up in the fourth with a nice toe to toe exchange late in the round. In the fifth, a beautiful right-left-right combination deposited Lopez hard on his back. As Nova tried to cut off the ring and follow up on his advantage, he could be heard saying, “It’s my birthday…I got to get this win,” to a retreating Lopez. (It is in fact Nova’s 29th birthday). Nova was credited with another knockdown in the sixth, as Lopez tried to hold on after being raked along the ropes and stumbled to the canvas when he couldn’t keep his grip on a backpedaling Nova. Lopez managed to gather himself in the seventh and actually appeared to take the eighth, snapping Nova’s head with some beautiful combinations at the end of the round.
Nova was able to hop on his bicycle in the ninth and hold off a charging Lopez with his jab. The tenth and final round was something out of the movies. Both men teed off on each other seemingly non-Stop for easily two out of the three minutes that the round lasted. It was amazing that nobody went down, but Nova capped the round and the fight off by staggering Lopez with the final blows of the fight. Even though 2023 is only 14 days old, it will take some doing to pass this is the round of the year! The final scores were 97-91 and 98-90 twice, all for Nova who comes back with a hard fought win after his loss to Robeisy Ramirez last year, raising his record to 22-1 15 KOs. The hard luck Lopez falls to 16-4, KOs.
Photos: Bob Newman
_

Other Results…
Jr. Lightweight prospect Haven Brady, Jr. had a tougher than expected task in Colombian Ruben Cervera. While Brady looked to pick his shots, Cervera was landing a few of his own, bloodying Brady’s lower lip by the end of the second. It became a game of single shots where Brady would vocalize with each blow he threw. Seconds before the end of the fifth, Cervera nailed Brady with an overhand right that stunned him. Cervera tries to follow up and one of his blows did land after the bell, prompting a warning from referee Benjy Esteves, Jr. It appeared that Brady was a bit busier each in each round and really capped it off in the eighth and final round by controlling the ring and dictating the action to the final bell. The final tally read: 78-74, 79-73 and 80-72, all for Brady, Jr. who moves to 9-0, 4 KOs. Cervera slides to 13-4, 11 KOs.
* * *
Local darling Bryce Mills, fighting in front of hometown fans for the first time in his young career put on a solid, workman like performance over tough Margarito Hernandez. Mills displayed excellent skills, footwork and angles in systematically controlling Hernandez over the six rounds. At the end of the second, referee Charlie Fitch called in the doctor to check for bleeding from the left ear of Hernandez, which turned out to be a cut just inside the ear and not internal bleeding from the eardrum. Try as he might Mills could not stop or even drop Hernandez and he did take a few shots from the gritty Washingtonian. In the end, all three judges saw it 60-54 for Mills 11-1, 4KOs. Hernandez slips under .500 at 3-4-1.
* * *
Rising welterweight knockout artist Brian Norman, Jr. tried to blitz Rodrigo Coria in the opening round and almost pulled off the trick. Coria appeared out on his feet seconds into the about, the bottom strand of rope in the neutral corner holding him up, but referee Mark Nelson let matters continue when Coria fought back. Norman Jr. appeared to tire and then paced himself for the rest of the round, letting Coria off the hook. The pace slowed markedly the second, then Norman picked things up a little bit more in the third, but Coria did back Norman to the ropes with some good body work. Coria controlled the fourth with good jabs and body work again along the ropes.
The fifth round saw both men doing good work, each taking a turn controlling pieces of the action. In the seventh, Coria landed some telling headshots in rapid succession, buckling Norman’s knees and having him groggy along the ropes. Norman was able to escape and survive the round but the crowd was now revved up! Seconds into the eighth and final round, Norman had Coria in a neutral corner when he himself was clipped and buckled again. He quickly recovered encountered cleanly, dropping Coria to his knees and bringing the crowd to its feet. It wasn’t over though as Coria fought back and stunned Norman again along the ropes. There would be no knockout. The scores were 79-72 and 77-74 twice, all for Norman, Jr. who moves to 23-0, 19 KOs, while the gallant Coria falls to 10-5, 2 KOs.
* * *
In the second fight of the night, featherweight prospect Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington controlled Juan Antonio Lopez over 6 pedestrian rounds for a 60-54 sweep on all three judges’ scorecards. Lopez talked almost as much as he threw punches, trying to psych out the highly touted prospect Carrington. Neither fighter was hurt along the way. “Shu Shu” moves to 6-0, 3 KOs, while Lopez falls to 17-13-1, 7 KOs.
* * *
In a rare battle of novice unbeatens, Dante Benjamin, Jr. took on Emmanueal Austin in a scheduled six round light heavyweight opener. After a half round of feeling each other out, Benjamin shook Austin with a combination, finally dropping him near his own corner. A follow-up barrage had Austin reeling, forcing referee Mark Nelson to stop matters at 2:50 of the opening stanza. Benjamin Jr is now 5-0, 3KOs, while Austin loses his first at 6-1, 6KO.
That’s a great win for Nova coming off a blowout loss.
I absolutely HATE when they put another sport on right before the fight because you know it’s going to run over. It’s worst when it’s baseball, but with all those timeouts at the end of close basketball games, those things can run on and on and on.
Let’s see him step it up now

Session expired
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this page.

Advertisement

source



Continue Reading

Trending