Roy Jones Rants Back at Floyd Mayweather: ‘He’s Crazy’

Roy Jones Jr. on the left, Floyd Maver on the right.


Don’t tell boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. that there are too many sanctioning bodies in the sport right now, because the 51-year-old former world champion in four divisions doesn’t have one. At a recent press conference about his upcoming boxing match against 54-year-old Mike Tyson, Jones was asked why the two biggest names in the history of the sport suddenly felt compelled to meet on the 28th anniversary of his death. November to fight for the so-called WBC Frontline Battle belt, which he could not resist.

First of all, I don’t care what people say. I don’t care what they say, Jones. They have nothing to do with me. I do what I do, my business is my business. I don’t care what he or anyone else says. It has nothing to do with what he’s doing. So he can stay in his job and do what he does, let me do what I do.

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will fight over the WBC Frontline fight belt, I’m told. Here is a picture of the belt that was made especially for her.

They meet at 11/28.

– Ariel Helvani (@arielhelwani) 26. October 2020.

Of course, the one Jones referred to in his witty speech was a legend and retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Jones is not impressed by MaverViruszorn’s speech.

Last week Mayweather published her own viral tirade about boxing belts that has spread throughout the boxing world and beyond.

I don’t want to shoot down the fighters, but I’m tired of seeing the fighters after a fight, now everyone has a championship belt, Mayweather said. In boxing, all those belts are now trophies. WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO, you all need to get this thing out of here. You have to put that down! It’s bad for boxing.

Comedian, actor, writer, presenter and now WBC @IamSteveHarvey champion.

Watch the WBC team compete against the UFC team at @FamilyFeudABC tonight at 20.00 Eastern on ABC.

– 29. ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) October 2020

But Jones perfected the idea that before the era of the Maver, boxers had different parameters than the Maver.

Second, when I was fighting, I wasn’t like [Mayweather]. I was going to get every belt I could to get into my weight class at that time. Mike [Tyson] did the same thing. We’re from the old school. We’ll take this one and not this one. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. We need all your belts. I don’t care what kind of belt it is. It could be Joe Crab’s fishing belt. I don’t care what it is. If a man in my weight class was wearing a belt, I wanted him.

Jones will meet Tyson in a changed rules fight, consisting of eight rounds of two minutes, in which participants in the main event will wear boxing gloves with 12 instead of the usual 10 stands. Tyson v. Jones is ready for the 28th. November at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The card is broadcast live via the Triller pay-per-view system.

Boxer of the decade in the nineties

Jones was the most important fighter of his time, just like Maver and Manny Pacquiao.

Just as Maver was called Boxer of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) in 2010 and Manny Pacquiao was called Boxer of the Decade in 2000, Jones was called Boxer of the Decade in the 1990s.

During his career in the Hall of the Family, Jones has won eight world championship titles in law (and many others) in four weight categories. He remains the last undisputed heavyweight champion in the history of boxing and was the first fighter in 106 years to go from the middleweight to the super heavyweight title.

Jones easily became a beacon of his time, and when a boxing superstar passionately defends the idea that it is possible to fight for the belts offered by the licensing authorities in this sport, you have to think about it.

So if they come in and say they want to fasten their seat belts, I’m sorry, but… it’s just like drugs. I can’t say no, Jones. Can you give me a name? I get it, I get it, I get it. So for people like [Mayweather] it may mean nothing, but for me it means peace.

Tyson, who became the undisputed champion as the youngest fighter in the history of boxing, also supported Jones in this case.

He said everything, Tyson said. It’s just like drugs.

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Later, Jones revealed his thoughts on Heavy’s phone.

You see, when I talked to you earlier, I said I needed all the titles in my weight class, Jones said. For every title I could fight for, I wanted it.

Jones went on to describe how he thought it was crazy for Maver to complain about the sanctions being imposed by the authorities.  As a group, Jones believes that these organizations have treated Maver differently from the fighters of previous eras and that they have done so to support Maver in his career.

When I was fighting, it was illegal to keep two titles in the weight class, Mr. Jones said. The IBF even forced James Tony to give up his title after he defeated Iran Barkley. You gave him 10 days and told him you would leave either the middle weight belt or the super middle weight belt. You don’t just set two weight categories.

Not only does Jones disagree with the fact that the authorities sanction the destruction of the boxing hall, but he also doesn’t believe that Maver is honest with them and complains about them.

So he complains about them taking care of him? He’s crazy! Said Jones.

For Jones and many other boxing champions of the past, the title belts of today and tomorrow are important.

How about [fighting for the belt]? What else are you fighting for?

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