Roy Jones Jr last fight: Who did the pound-for-pound great face in his final professional bout?

Ahead of his much-anticipated return to the ring to face Mike Tyson live on BT Sport Box Office, we remember the boxing icon's farewell fight

By Callum Davis Published: 20 November 2020 - 3.53pm

Roy Jones Jnr returns to the ring to face Mike Tyson live on BT Sport Box Office

Six-time former world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr ended his career in the ring by beating Scott Sigmon 98-92 in a 10-round cruiserweight fight at Pensacola Bay Center, Florida.

Jones Jr (66-9) hung up his gloves on an illustrious career after outclassing his opponent in front of a hometown crowd in front of his hometown crowd.

Tyson vs Jones Jr

The iconic Mike Tyson returns to the ring to face four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr. Watch exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office from 1am on Saturday 28 November.

The former four-weight world champions dominated the contest from the first round on the way to victory with all three judges scoring the 10-round cruiserweight contest 98-92.

The fight was the main event on an boxing and MMA card broadcast by the UFC and after the bout Jones Jr hinted at a future foray into the octagon.

In a post-fight interview in which he revealed he'd torn his bicep prior to the bout, Jones Jr also reaffirmed his desire to face UFC legend, Anderson Silva.  

"That's the only other fight Roy Jones will return to the ring for. Other than that, the chapter's closed."  

His first professional fight was in May 1989 at the same Civic Center venue in Pensacola where his career closed against Sigmon.

Jones Jr claimed world titles at middleweight, super-middleweight, light-heavyweight, and heavyweight during his career.  

In compiling a record of 66 wins and nine defeats, he beat stellar names such as Bernard Hopkins and James Toney. He lost to Joe Calzaghe at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2008 in what was the Briton's final fight of an unbeaten 15-year career.

"I love each and every fan that came out to support me tonight," Jones said.

"I knew Scott was tough, I knew Scott was game, and I knew Scott was gonna keep coming. I don't make excuses. But last week I tore my biceps in my left arm again. But because it was my last fight in Pensacola, I refused to pull out."

Roy Jones JR returns to the ring against Mike Tyson in a bout for the ages on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday 28 November.