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Felix Trinidad out of retirement to fight Roy Jones Jr.

Felix Trinidad will return from retirement to fight Roy Jones Jr., likely in January.

Felix Trinidad out of retirement to fight Roy Jones Jr. Don 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

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