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Roy Jones Jr., He’s Got Another Cockfight In Him
Published March 12, 2009

I guess we haven't seen the last of Roy Jones Jr. yet after all, but as per the usual you will have to pay to see him.

Jones will be returning to action next week in what is billed as a first major boxing/ mixed martial arts pay per view event March 21 in his hometown of Pensacola.

Now, I've been told and believe that both sports are separate and not always equal depending on who you talk to.

At 40 years old Jones will risk what is left of his reputation against contender reality series champion Omar Sheika in a bout that probably not even Jones most rabid supporters want to see.

Sheika is 32 years old with a paltry record of 27-8 (18 KOs) and a victory by him over Jones will not do anything for his resume, but it will ruin what is left of Jones spotted resume.

MMA has been such a cash cow even during these turbulent economic times that Golden Boy Promotions is dabbling in it, Don King has had his hand in a event on the down low, but Jones is sharing the marquee with MMA.

Jones' Square Ring Promotions can't wait until next week and will tune up for his event with a MMA show on March 14 at the Jack Brady Sports Complex in Ft. Lauderdale.

Among the featured MMA stars scheduled to appear are former wrestling star Bobby Lashley against Ken Shamrock.

Raising chickens and cocking fighting would probably be a much safer hobby for the once Super Roy Jones Jr.


Calling Out Road Warrior

Ron 'The American Dream' Johnson is a fresh-faced 23-year old untested light heavyweight prospect, but all that will change if he can get his way to fight 40-year old 'Road Warrior' Glen Johnson.

"He [Glen Johnson] is always talking about people are avoiding him and don't want to fight him well I do and I will fight him any time any day," emphatically stated Ron Johnson.

However, before he can meet any challenge against a tested veteran such as Glen Johnson, the youngster will have to take care of his business on March 21 at Planet Hollywood Theater of Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

That is when the 10-1 prospect of Cleveland, Ohio meets hard knocking contender John Johnson (12-2, 10 KOs) in the main event of a five-bout card that will unveil two new concepts.

The first of which will be 'Rock This Box,' a mini concert prior to the main event and the second of which will be 'Ringside Ultra Lounge' seating complete with bottle and meal service that will unite fans with former boxing legends.

Presented by Roy Englebrect Events in association with American Dream Promotions, the event will also feature undefeated women's superstar Melinda Cooper (19-0, 11 KOs) of Las Vegas defending her IFBA bantamweight world crown against Monica Lavato (12-1, 4 KOs).

Tickets are available at from $50 to $350, and the activity has already been brisk at the box office.

Ron Johnson, who performed in 2007 on the pay per view under card of Roy Jones Jr. is miffed at the recognition that the old boys club has been receiving.

"I am one of the young guns out here and those guys should just step up and fight me or move on. That's the only way to put it," said Ron Johnson.


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