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Roy Jones Jr. ask Vladimir Putin for Russian Citizenship

Roy Jones met with Vladimir Putin in Crimea yesterday over a cup of tea, where he asked Putin to make him a Russian citizen.

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

Yesterday in Crimea (a territory annexed by Russia last year), Roy Jones Jr. had a sit down with Russian president Vladimir Putin over a cup of tea. Jones will be participating in a show in Crimea this weekend and as Putin wished him well in his business endeavors in his country, Roy responded by telling him that it would be easier if he had a Russian passport.

Putin reportedly told Jones Jr. that making him a Russian citizen wouldn't be a problem so long as he planned to spend a significant portion of his life in Russia, but there's no word on whether or not Roy made a commitment on that front. Roy did say, however, that he hoped to use sports to "build a bridge" between the United States and Russia.

I say, hey, if the U.S. wanted a really experienced celebrity ambassador to Russia, they should've sent Dennis Rodman instead. He's worked wonders with North Korea.

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