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“.
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.”
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.