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The irony of the Roy Jones PPV

By Zach Arnold | August 15, 2009

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Last week, he said he was in Philadelphia to watch how UFC produced a show of their size.

He might want to keep watching… and watching…

10:51… Jeff Lacy is having his hands wrapped at the moment, unless the clip we’re seeing is from earlier in the evening. I’d guess with all the fights ending early so far, the main event might be some ways off from starting.

11:00… I’ll post an update as soon as I find out when the fighters might be making their way in. Right now Tompkins and Edouard are chatting away, while a replay of Jones/Sheika plays.

11:05… According to Barry Tompkins, there’s a delay in the locker room of Jeff Lacy. The state commission is there. Tompkins doesn’t believe it will effect the fight, but it would be nice to know what the situation is.

11:13… Looks like things are moving again as it’s time for the national anthem.

11:17… The issue appears to be glove related. The Mississippi state commission requires both fighters to wear the same kind of gloves. Jeff Lacy is not agreeing to that.

11:19… Barry Tompkins has just suggested that he and Daniel Edouard do a little tap dance to entertain the spectators during the delay. No, I’m not making that up.

11:22… We’re getting a look inside Lacy’s room. Lacy is bouncing up and down a little trying to stay warm. No gloves in sight at the moment. Roy is pacing around his room. He’s got his gloves on.

11:26… Back to Lacy’s room. Here’s Lacy… “The commission want me to wear gloves that I can’t even put my hand in… They want me to wear a glove that I’ve never wore in my life. Nothing against Grant, but I’ve never worn that in my life.”

11:27… Supposedly there were no issues yesterday at the weigh-in, and Lacy was under the impression he’d be wearing Everlast gloves.

11:28… Over to Roy’s room. Roy… “A glove is a glove, it’s time to fight.”

11:31… The gloves are coming on. Lacy bangs them together. Looks like we’re finally going to get a fight.

Roy Jones ended up destroying Jeff Lacy in a completely one-sided bout. Lacy’s corner threw in the towel after the end of Round 10, but it should have been stopped sooner.

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10 Responses to “The irony of the Roy Jones PPV”

  1. Alan Conceicao says:

    Wow, that sounds horrible. If I were to be watching that show, I’d really hope that I was on a phone call at the time so that I could more easily ignore it. Heck, my phone went out during the delay! I mean, it would go out during the delay. Because it was so long, you see.

  2. Fluyid says:


  3. Fluyid says:

    I hear that it was terribly one-sided and a brutal beating. I guess RJJ will keep going for a long time now.

  4. Alan Conceicao says:

    He probably will. Danny Green is a pretty interesting fight though; big bruiser of a guy, held a world title at 175 before a short lived retirement. I never would have guessed that bout would happen, much less in Australia. And yet, here we are.

  5. Fluyid says:

    ^ Agreed.

  6. MK says:

    Jones showed that he can still beat or be competitive with good fighters as long as they are not elite.

    The fight wasn’t remotely competitive and Jones looked much better then Taylor when beating Lacy, it was a perfect style match up for him and Lacy has very little left.

    I don’t see the criticism for the PPV, it was exactly as expected, a low budget PPV.

    The Green fight should be fun and if Jones wins he should go for Erdei and become the linear champion lol. As long as he stays away from Dawson/Pascal/Hopkins he should be ok.

  7. Mr.Roadblock says:

    Jones vs Evander can’t be far off.

  8. Alan Conceicao says:

    To be fair too, the Green/Dominguez fight was actually pretty exciting. Lots of back and forth in that.

    Jones still has options. Evander might be one, depending on what Holyfield is thinking right now. Then there’s Adamek, Anthony Mundine, Hopkins, etc. Mundine/Jones would be huge in Australia.

  9. Mr.Roadblock says:

    Alan Green was on the undercard. I gotta find that online. You got a link?

  10. urbanraida says:

    RJJ-Mundine? That would be very cool…..though AM would probably drop down to featherweight to stop it from happening.

    Amazing that at his age and with his skills and reflexes nowhere near what they used to be, RJJ is still competitive AND has a bagful of options…..I would like him to retire, but on the other hand I always watch him fight.


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