Roy Jones Jr vs Joe Calzaghe fight result

Super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe retains his perfect record with 46-Wins after winning a 12-round Unanimous decision against Roy Jones Jr. Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, tagged as “The Battle of Superpowers“.


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It was the second victory this year for “The Pride of Wales,” who won a split decision fight against Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins on April 19.

“This year I beat two legends in Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones and I came to the U.S. to do it,” he said. “I took the risk. They didn’t come to me. I’m just so happy. I worked so hard, and it all paid off.”

Photo By Frank Franklin II, AP

Photo By Frank Franklin II, AP

In the opening round, Roy Jones landed a sharp right hand that surprised Calzaghe and dropped him to his knees with just 40 seconds left on the clock.

“He stunned me with a good shot but that is what champions are all about,” Calzaghe said. “When I go down I come back stronger. I went down, but I just composed myself, got back up and started to box. After that felt fine. But I didn’t see the punch. It’s like I had deja vu [from the Hopkins fight].”
Other than the first round, a Jones frame because of the knockdown, the rest of the fight was all Calzaghe (46-0, 32 KOs). All three judges had it 118-109 for Calzaghe. [via ESPN]

Roy Jones Jr. made a humble statement after suffering a defeat:

“He won the fight, he definitely won the fight,” Jones said. “Those pitty pat punches he throws were a little harder than I thought. I couldn’t see out of my left eye. I don’t know what’s next for me. I worked so hard for this fight. I just don’t know. I couldn’t figure him out.”

Both boxers were superb in maybe the last fight of their careers.