Roy Jones Jr. names his toughest ever opponent
Roy Jones Jr. enjoyed a stellar career with multiple world title wins across four divisions from middleweight to heavyweight.
After securing glory in boxing’s heaviest weight class against John Ruiz, Jones Jr. returned to 175lbs, and it was a costly decision that saw him suffer a downturn in form as he suffered multiple defeats.
Enduring losses at the backend of his career against the likes of Antonio Tarver, Joe Calzaghe and Bernard Hopkins, Jones Jr. suffered several hard nights.
Although the bulk of these occurred after his prime had passed, Jones Jr. points to his finer years when naming his toughest opponents and it's a rival he defeated comprehensively.
“The toughest dude that I ever fought was, I’m not going to lie to you, I’ll keep it real, James Toney is the toughest dude that I ever fought,” said Jones Jr. when speaking to RealLyfe Productions.
“People can say what they want to say, James Toney was a beast. James Toney was 44-0 when I fought him, it wasn’t no game.
“He was jumping on them inside the ring and outside the ring, he was the truth, trust me.”