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Roy Jones Jr. to face Enzo Maccarinelli, Dec. 12

Roy Jones Jr. will be facing Enzo Maccarinelli for the WBA's "regular" title on Dec. 12th in his adopted home country of Russia.

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Newly-minted Russian citizen Roy Jones Jr. (62-8, 45 KOs) will be back at it on December 12th when he takes on Enzo Maccarinelli for the WBA's "regular" title. Maccarinelli (40-7, 31 KOs) has been bouncing between cruiser and heavyweight the past several years but with his most recent win coming against Jiri Svacina (12-17, 1 KO) just a couple of weeks ago. While Maccarinelli respects Roy's resume, he still expects to go in and do his job come December.

"Jones was a great fighter, certainly the best of his era, and someone that I admired," said Maccarinelli. "That has to be put to one side as I have my job to do and that's to knock him out.

"It's incredible how the Russian people have taken to Jones; he's like a superstar here, with the media following his every move. It takes the pressure off me because I'm just seen an opponent for him, but I'm going to pull off a huge shock in December."

With that said, and with his best years still far behind him, Roy Jones continues his march towards hopefully earning another major title (which this isn't)...

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