Roy Jones Jr, 46, was back in the ring on Sunday night in Connecticut, knocking out club fighter Eric Watkins at the end of the sixth round with a left hook, the legend's eighth straight win over substandard competition. The victory also sets Jones up for his next two fights, scheduled for August 29 and September 12.
Here's video of Jones (62-8, 45 KO) putting Watkins (12-10-2, 5 KO) away:
The GOAT Roy Jones Jr with the KO pic.twitter.com/oEWYOulG2b— Marcus (@MJE0103) August 17, 2015
Jones is scheduled to face Danny Santiago (33-7-1, 19 KO) on August 29 in Sint Maarten, and then Tony Moran (15-6, 5 KO) on September 12 in Liverpool, England. Santiago will be the best fighter Jones has faced in about three years, which isn't saying a lot. Moran, 42, was a pro boxer from 2001-07 before competing in mixed martial arts from 2008-13. He returned to the boxing ring in May of this year.
In other words, Jones isn't exactly putting himself in dangerous fights, which is the good news in all of this. There had been talk of him potentially facing Marco Huck for the WBO cruiserweight title, but Huck lost on Friday to Krzysztof Glowacki, so that idea is probably dead for now, and "now" is about all Jones has.
On the undercard of the show, Jason Litzau (29-3-1, 22 KO) fought to a 10-round draw with Hylon Williams Jr (16-1-1, 3 KO). Neither had fought since 2012.