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Author Archives: Dominick Panfile

Why Roy Jones Jr. will defeat Bernard Hopkins

I ran out of excuses for Roy Jones Jr. The weight loss, the cut-man, his father, the taping of the hands in Australia. I think we heard every excuse we need at this point. Some nights he shows up and rips apart a B fighter like Lacy, and the next fight he’s dropped by a B- Aussie. What has escaped ... Read More »

Superman Flies High Over Pensacola: Jones Stops Sheika in 5!!

Wow………seriously!! Going into this fight, it was a coin toss as to whether I’d be writing something similar to this report or something closer to “Omar Sheika Stuns Boxing World.” Generally, I think everybody expected a Roy Jones victory last night, hence the 6 or 7:1 odds depending where you looked. I was flip-flopping on my prediction because the images ... Read More »

Jones stops Sheika in 5 rounds

PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 21, 2009) — Fighting at home for the first time in a decade, 8-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) fought before a packed house of loyal fans and gave them exactly what they came for with a dazzling display of superior quickness and athleticism en route to a fifth-round stoppage of 4-time world title ... Read More »

Jones Jr. and Sheika..FINALLY…..the WEIGHT is Over….

It was a jam-packed room deep in the bowels of the Pensacola Civic Center today that hosted the weigh-in for Roy Jones Jr. vs. Omar Sheika for the vacant NABO Light Heavyweight Championship bout scheduled for tomorrow night at the arena. The weigh-in was scheduled to begin at 5pm. As 6:30 came and passed, I looked at Omar Sheika who ... Read More »

Will Roy Jones Make Omar Sheika like a Polaroid Picture?

In a word, yes. Saturday, March 21st, 2009, Superman will return to his Fortress of Solitude in Pensacola, FL. But a lot has changed since 1999 when he walked over an over-matched Richard Frazier. I can still hear Jim Lampley saying, “Down goes Frazier” as Roy walked through another opponent with the slightest of ease. He was on top of ... Read More »

Who Needs Siegfried? Roy Tames Tyger All By Himself!

He’s Back. It was a packed house Saturday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. Roy Jones Jr. entered the ring wearing a gladiator costume while mouthing the lyrics to his very own “And Still”. The wait was finally over. Weeks of questions, “is there anything left in the tank”, “is he crazy for fighting a young, hungry, undefeated prospect”, ... Read More »