Roy Jones Jr. Gets Knocked Down Under

Edwin BearContributor IDecember 2, 2009

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08:  Roy Jones Jr's wound bleeds down his face while fighting against Joe Calzaghe of Wales in their Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Championship bout at Madison Square Garden November 8, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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It’s all over.  At 40 years old after a 20+ year career and winning eight belts in four divisions from middle weight to heavy weight Roy Jones Jr. was knocked out in just 122 seconds.

Australian IBO world cruiser weight champion Danny Green laid Jones out with a strong right hand to the head.

It looks to be the end for Jones Jr.  He’s only lost six times since 1989 (he won 54) and this blow should knock him out for good. 

I doubt Roy will want to go out like that though, getting knocked out in the land down under in an Aussie’s backyard while the man that punished him says that he feels bad because he saw Roy as an idol. 

Jones set his self up going to a champion’s homeland to fight and I’d bet Jones’ mentality won’t let him go out like that.  I just hope he does the right thing and retires or at least wins his next fight so he can hang his gloves up for good.

We don’t need another Muhammad Ali being wheeled around for the rest of his life because he refused to call it quits until he’s knocked absolutely senseless.    

It’s been an illustrious career Roy; please learn from the other boxers that fight for too long.  No one will remember you for your last fight, heck I bet barely anyone even knew you were fighting today.  What everyone will remember you for is the near flawless career you exuberated so please, do your family and fans a favor and retire while you can still function.