Friday, September 4, 2009
Jones-Lacy replay on ESPN Classic
By Dan Rafael
Did you miss Roy Jones' dominant 10th-round stoppage of Jeff Lacy in Biloxi, Miss., on Aug. 15? The fight was the main event of a small pay-per-view card put on by Jones' company, Square Ring, so chances are most of you did.
But you are in luck. ESPN Classic, which aired a number of classic Jones and Lacy bouts in the week leading up to the light heavyweight fight, will air replays of the entertaining match.
The first will be Saturday at 10 p.m. ET, with another replay on Monday at 10 p.m. ET.
Although Jones (54-5, 40 KOs) is 40, the former four-division champ and longtime pound-for-pound king looked as good as he has in years, as he easily took apart the 32-year-old Lacy (25-3, 17 KOs), a former super middleweight titleholder.
Other than Jones' strong performance, keep an eye on his corner while you watch the replay. You'll see his father, Roy Jones Sr., long estranged from Roy Jr., but acting as his head trainer for the first time since early in his pro career.
The victory set Jones up for a likely early December fight at cruiserweight against Danny Green in Green's native Australia, which would be Jones' first fight outside of the United States since he was robbed of the Olympic gold medal in the 1988 Games in South Korea.