out of retirement to fight Roy Jones Jr.
Felix Trinidad will return
from retirement to fight Roy Jones Jr., likely in January.
King is promoting yet another exiting bout, this time Felix
Trinidad, 34, will pull out of retirement to face the
38-year-old Roy Jones Jr. in January. The exact date has not
been scheduled yet. The boxing match will likely be held at the
New York's Madison Square Garden.
Both boxers agreed to meet at 170
pounds, 5 pounds under Roy's usual weight and 10 pounds more
than Trinidad has ever carried into the ring. "Roy Jones is
one of the biggest and greatest champions ever in boxing. But
he's never faced a puncher like me. I hear from Roy that
somebody has to go down in this fight. I have to tell you Roy,
it's going to be you. I always come to win." Felix Trinidad
threatened his opponent.
"It's a unique, special event that this
sport needs," Jones said. "The sport needs another mega fight
and that's what this is."
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Felix Trinidad, native of Puerto Rico,
hasn't been on the ring since he lost to Ronald "Winky" Wright
in May 2005 by unanimous decision. Trinidad snatched the title
in 1993 from the defending IBF welterweight champion Maurice
Blocker in two rounds. Felix Trinidad record is 42-2 with 35
wins by KO.
Roy Jones Jr. has much fresher memories
of the ropes. Last month Jones Jr. defeated Anthony Hanshaw and
his boxing record was set at 51-4. According to reports, neither
of the boxers will fight before they meet in January.
"This is about pleasing the people," Don
King commented on the bout.
Published on 08/14/2007