Roy Jones Jr. prepares for one last fight in his hometown

 

Roy Jones Jr., a boxing legend with quite the resume.

(65-9, 47 KO’s)

Four world titles in four different weight classes.

And a silver Olympic medal which we later found out should've been gold but the judges were corrupt.

And nearly four decades later, the 49-year-old icon is coming back to the place where it all started, the Pensacola Bay Center, for one last fight.

"He wants to be the one guy that finally beat me in my hometown, in the place that I started, the home that I built. He wants to beat me in that house and I know that. I'm not overlooking what the true process is but I feel like I am mentally focused, mentally at a place where it's going to be hard to beat me,” said Roy Jones Jr.

Pensacola is known as the cradle of naval aviation.

But some might say it's the cradle of sports legends.

NFL’s all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith along with the fastest man in America, Justin Gatlin and Roy Jones Jr all call Northwest Florida home.

"We were pushing one another, in a positive way. I always pull for him. If he does good, yes more for Pensacola. If Justin Gatlin does good, yes, more for Pensacola,” said Jones.

Even though Jones might be hanging up the gloves, he will still have his mark on the modern day boxing world as he mentors the next up and coming legends.

"When I want them to do something and they don’t do it it completely tears me up but when I want them to do something and they do it it makes me feel better than when I did it. That's even bigger than myself,” said Jones.

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