Lot of big fights about to go down. Conor McGregor v. Nate Diaz. Holly Holm v. Miesha Tate. And Roy Jones Jr. Fighting some fan from the Internet.
Roy and the urshow.TV network are awaiting approval from the Arizona State Boxing and MMA Commission, for the former world champion to box some nobody who submits a video online. And if you get in the ring with Roy, and knock him out – you get 100 thousand dollars.
Listen to Roy lay it out in the promo.
You’re right Roy – we all know your name, we all know what you’ve done. You’ve held belts in four different weight classes, including heavyweight.
And now – you’re looking to fight some dude who hits the heavy bag in his basement once a month? My man, Roy – I know everybody needs a check. But this is so far beneath you, it’s not even funny.
Not that long ago, Roy was the best pound for pound in the world. Some of the fastest hands in history. Untouchable. Would stick his chin out and clown dudes because he knew they couldn’t hit it. But now he’s 47, and one step away from picking fights in parks for 50 bucks like he’s Kimbo Slice.
What’s next after offering 100-gerr to fight a fan – Going to the zoo and trying to fight animals on camera? The network has now reportedly doubled back and asked for more information from applicants about what boxing experience they have. I don’t know… They won a fight at recess once? I’d be careful with that. Because the last thing you want is someone coming for that 100-gerr who can actually box.
Do you remember Roy’s last fight, just 3 months ago? Spoiler alert- Roy doesn’t!
Think it’s a bad look for someone as legendary as Roy Jones Jr to fight a random dude? I’ll tell what’s a bad look- If Roy gets KNOCKED THE HELL OUT by that random dude. And unfortunately – it could happen. Nobody wants to see that except for the YMCA boxer who’ll be standing over him.
Roy was a rockstar. He repped Jordan Brand. He was in movies. And now what- he’s going to fight some dude whose best boxing experience was playing a lot of Punch-Out? Stop it. Roy, you beat Bernard Hopkins. I don’t’ want to see you knocked out by a guy who’s beaten Glass Joe.
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