Hall of famer Roy Jones Jr put on some electrifying performances when he was at the peak of his powers, and many regarded the Floridian as amongst the finest fighters to put on a pair of boxing gloves.
And Jones himself has now revealed which of his 76 professional outings he believes was his best showing of all.
In a recent feature with Boxing News, ‘Captain Hook’ explained why he views his 2003 win over John Ruiz to claim the WBA heavyweight world title as his greatest night.
“That’s hard to say. The night I won the heavyweight title, because I made history. Nobody [in 106 years, since Bob Fitzsimmons] never turned pro at middleweight and became the heavyweight champ.”
That victory saw Jones become world champion at a fourth weight class and cement his status as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Remarkably, despite being 54, he has boxed professionally as recently as April of this year, when he was outpointed by former UFC star Anthony Pettis at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
However, Jones is more known for being a trainer these days, and had been Chris Eubank Jr’s coach up until his rematch with Liam Smith back in September.
He was also once reportedly in discussions to work with former unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua, though this did not materialise.
Jones’ most recent addition is WBC middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo – a talented fighter but one whose career has been plagued with inactivity and outside of the ring issues.