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Roy Jones Jr. to fight twice in one month

After knocking out a club fighter just three weeks ago, Jones has just signed on for another fight this Saturday.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Roy Jones Jr. knocked out club fighter Willie Williams a few weeks ago in North Carolina, which has apparently given him confidence to jump right back in the ring on Saturday against another club-level fighter in Paul Vasquez. The bout was just thrown together and announced yesterday, in fact.

"Roy just fought three weeks ago in North Carolina, and we were already planning one of our Island Fights mixed cards for (Saturday)," said John Wirt, CEO of Jones' Square Ring Promotions.

"Roy said he wanted to fight on it too, since it was already a mixed boxing and MMA show, and so we made it happen. We have a huge card of local boxers and MMA fighters and with Roy topping the bill, Pensacola is going have a chance to see not only a great evening of fights, but also their hometown legend."

Now I can't really fathom what this is all about. I highly doubt it can be about any money, because, well, how much is he really earning facing these low-level club fighters? I don't think he's really in any danger here with this level of opponent, but he has taken more than a couple legit naps in his career and I just think any more punches to the head isn't good for old fighter (not that it's ever good for any fighter). So I really think this is just about Roy loving boxing so much that he's unwilling to let it go. But he'll just tell you that he's on a quest to fight Marco Huck in the fall.

"I want to stay active and continue on my path towards a fight with Marco Huck later this year," Jones said. "I've been working on some different things and the fights I've been doing are helping me hone these. I haven't fought here in Pensacola for six years and I really am looking forward to seeing all my fans Saturday night. Pensacola in the house!"

I like Roy's role in HBO broadcasting and would personally prefer him to leave his boxing career in that capacity, but the man is entitled to do as he wishes. So what's the over/under for the number of fights Roy has left in him? And does anyone really want to see him fight Marco Huck?

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