A Better Idea for Enzo

By Ted Sares on September 23, 2015
A Better Idea for Enzo
Roy Jones Jr. reportedly is set to fight Enzo Maccarinelli on Jones’ “home turf” of Russia.

Styles make fights and should this fight with Roy Jones come off, the first flush punch that is landed might be the last…

While I’ll believe it when I see it, new Russian citizen Roy Jones Jr. reportedly is set to fight Welsh former cruiserweight Enzo Maccarinelli on November 28 in Jones’ “home turf” of Russia—provided certain things happen prior to that date.

Maccarinelli already is set to box on October 10 in Newport, Wales, in a scheduled eight-round contest on a Warrior Promotions card against a dreaded TBA opponent, but Jones is under the impression that “Big Mac” will be boxing for a title—a title he told TMZ.com that will be on the line when the two eventually square off in November.

“Big Mac” is a mandatory challenger to the EBU 175-pound title currently held by Frenchman, Mehdi Amar, and said he was looking to use the October eight-rounder to “blow away a few cobwebs,” before moving back down for the challenge. He also had Adonis Stevenson and/or Sergey Kovalev in his sight if he is successful in Wales next month, but if so, that’s a frightening idea. Fighting a badly faded and concussive Jones is a much better idea for the heavy-handed Maccarinelli.

Styles make fights and should this one come off, the first flush punch that is landed might be the last.

Jones (62-8, 45 knockouts) has won eight straight bouts since his three straight losses between 2009-11, while Enzo (38-7, 30 knockouts) is trying to recover from last year’s loss to Juergen Braehmer that cost him his WBA World light heavyweight title and several brutal KOs before then.

It is unclear what the exact situation regarding the October 10th date is as Maccarinelli has yet to comment. Meanwhile, Jones, with his own very bad idea, continues to pursue the WBO route to any potential 200-pound title, eyeing new champion Krzysztof Glowacki after the Pole recently pole axed longtime champion, Marco Huck, in a thriller.

With a nod towards International Relations, Jones has said his ultimate goal is to help repair U.S./Russia relations.

Ted Sares is one of the world’s oldest active power lifters and holds several world and state records. He enjoys writing about boxing.

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  1. kb 07:04am, 09/24/2015


  2. Big Wally 05:02pm, 09/23/2015

    At least he has some options

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