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Roy Jones Jr. Knocked out by Russian Warrior in Round 10

Roy Jones Jr suffering through defeat.
Roy Jones Jr suffering through defeat.Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Justin TateCorrespondent IMay 21, 2011

Roy Jones Jr. (54-8, 40 KO's) suffered his third loss in a row in Moscow earlier today at the hands of Denis Lebedev (22-1, 17 KO's), protege of retired Russian legend Kostya Tszyu (31-2, 25 KO's) according to Boxing Scene.

At the elderly age of 42, Roy Jones was still able to take 31-year-old Lebedev to school with a few aggressive attacks and sneaky punches that momentarily made him look like the Jones of old.

Then misfortune struck in the third round when Jones was caught with a couple wild shots that wobbled him.

Jones defended well from then on, even managing to win a few rounds, but never did he rise to the promise of vintage Jones domination displayed for a glimpse in the opening round.

Lebedev stalked Jones with great effort from Round 7 onward.

Jones buckled Lebedev's knees with a quick left hook to the jaw in the final moments of the ninth round.

In the 10th and final round, Jones displayed extra flashy quick punches, but was overwhelmed in an exchange with Lebedev.

In the exchange, Lebedev unleashed a monstrous assault that laid Jones to rest, head crashing face-first.

It has been said that if Jones lost this match, he would retire. Though he did look capable, it may be wise to finally hang up those gloves.

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