Roy Jones Jr: Legend Fighting a Losing Battle by Continuing Career

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIDecember 10, 2011

LAS VEGAS - APRIL 03:  Roy Jones Jr. has a  cut over his left eye tended to in his corner between rounds of his light heavyweight bout against Bernard Hopkins at the Mandalay Bay Events Center April 3, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hopkins won by unanimous decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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This is painful to watch. Roy Jones continuing his career is really a sad occurrence. As a fan, I had hoped Roy would not be one of those fighters. One that pressed on, even when he was an obvious shell of his former self.

Yet, he has done just that, fought too long. He has too much company in this type of madness, to tarnish his legacy. If that were the case, the hall of fame would be nearly empty.

Jones prepares to take on boxing tomato can Max Alexander. This fight isn't televised on any television network, you can only see it on U-Stream for an insane $9.99. I don't mean insane in the sense of, oh what a good deal. I mean it, in the you've got to be crazy or related to Max Alexander to pay 10 bucks to see this.

Jones doesn't appear to have a ton of financial issues. This is simply an example of not knowing when to walk away. He only stands to lose in this latest quest. If he defeats Alexander, who will praise him for this victory? He isn't going to get a shot at Steve Cunningham, the reigning cruiser-weight king. 

If he loses, it will represent yet another all time low for a fighter that was once rightfully known as the best pound for pound fighter in the world.

It is a shame. 


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