Roy Jones Jr. Adds WBF Cruiserweight Title Belt To His Five Division Collection

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At 48 years of age, Roy Jones Jr. has added the vacant World Boxing Foundation Cruiserweight title to his five division collection of world titles. Jones, now 65-9 with 47 knockouts, Pensacola, Florida, has won major and minor world titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight.

His opponent, Bobby Gunn, remained on his stool before the start of round 8. To his credit, Gunn displayed seven rounds of offensive enthusiasm, but had no defensive skills to go with his enthusiasm. That spelled doom against Jones, who landed right hand leads and combinations at will and tortured the aging Gunn all night. Gunn falls to 21-7 with 18 knockouts, Hackensack, New Jersey. This could be the final bout for both, but knowing Roy, he probably won’t stay away from the ring too long. Sportswriter Robert Brizel got an education from Roy Jones Jr. with his decision to honor previous contractual agreement with Bobby Gunn….READ MORE

Robert Brizel
Robert Brizel
A native of New York’s Catskill Mountains, long a haven to boxers in training, New York City educator and sports writer Robert Brizel holds five university degrees in the education field, and has been writing about boxing since 1975. Robert has been an internet only boxing writer and photographer since 2008, and previously wrote for Saddoboxing. An old school writer rare in that he writes and takes his own boxing photos simultaneously, he seeks out different angles to create original stories. Robert is a frequent sight reporting boxing events in Atlantic City Casinos and New York City. Now expanding his writing to add MMA. Married with a daughter. A sharp dresser, Robert’s electric personality brings class and to events he covers. The only active boxing writer today licensed as a boxing manager and corner man, Robert works the corner in New York and New Jersey on occasion, adding a unique perspective and dimension to his perceptions of the fight game today. Also a trained vocalist who performed on the Catskill hotel nightclub stage for a decade as a child
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