• [VIDEO] Roy Jones Jr. works out in Russia

    Elias Cepeda at Boxing5 days ago

    It seems as though Roy Jones Jr. (58-8) spends more time in the former Soviet Union than the Klitschko brothers. He's back there this week getting set to defend his WBU cruiserweight title in Krasnodar, Russia Friday night.

    The former pound for pound champ has fought his last three bouts Latvia, Russia, and Poland, respectively. It's hard to blame the  45 year-old, however, because he seems to still draw crowds and attention in Euroasia.

    For example, check out the above video of a recent open workout that Jones conducted in Russia. The gym looks packed.

    It will be interesting to see how many folks show up and tune in to his title defense against Egyptian Hany Atiyo (14-2) in their 12 round affair tomorrow. American fans - will you be searching for a way to watch Roy fight, or at least be looking for the result online tomorrow?

    Let us know in the comments section.

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  • Mickey Bey knows he's the under dog, but doesn't mind

    Elias Cepeda at Boxing19 days ago

    Mickey Bey has rattled off two straight wins since his surprise 2013 loss to John Molina. The lightweight next gets a shot at IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquezthis Saturday on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana II ppv.

    Though the sometimes cocky fighter knows he's an underdog, he doesn't mind the role. “I prefer this," he said at a recent media day.

    "People don’t know how hungry or determined I am. You never know who’s gonna come out on top in this game, you never know for sure what the guy has inside, and you never know what a fighter’s gonna bring that night. So you’ve got to be ready."

    Bey understands the opportunity before him and says it is the result of his focus and hard work.  “The world title fight for me is huge and it just shows that being patient and doing the hard work pays off," he continued.

    "I’ve had a lot of interruptions but you just have to stay patient, stick with it without losing focus, training hard and never think about quitting or giving up."

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