Flashback: When The Legend Became UBO Champion

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February 20, 2020 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

UBO  -  Universal Boxing Organization™

There are those who insist that Roy Jones Jr. is the greatest fighter that ever lived! Some keep it at the most naturally talented of all time, or the most athletic of all time. But few will deny that he is certainly among the best who ever laced up the gloves.


A former World Champion at Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight, RJJ, who´s career record stands at 66-9 (47), is also a former Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Inter-Continental Cruiserweight titlist.

Jones was coming off three defeats, to Danny Green, Bernard Hopkins and Denis Lebedev, so, despite all of them being against absolute top fighters, it was make or break when he was scheduled to fight Max Alexander (14-5-2, 2 KOs) for the vacant UBO title.

On December 10, 2011 at the Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jones fought cautiously in the beginning, but put pressure on and started to let his hands go in the second half, winning the fight by clear unanimous decision: 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.


"I'm feeling wonderful. I want a Cruiserweight world title. This is just a start. I'm not through yet", the new UBO Inter-Continental Champion said after the fight.

"I went up there to get checked out, make sure I was OK, make sure my heart was OK and all. And I was training hard like I should have been doing.”

Also, the thing I worked on was not spending so much energy, so much useless energy. Don't be bouncing around for nothing."

Despite no longer being at his peak, Jones showed he still had world-class speed, and winning the UBO Inter-Continental title put his back in the picture for even bigger fights.

He fought twelve more times before retiring in 2018, winning eleven of them.







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