Dobro pozhalovat’ tovarishch

By Robert Ecksel on October 28, 2015
Dobro pozhalovat’ tovarishch
“I had no thoughts in life of becoming a Russian citizen. This is bigger than me.” (Reuters)

Yesterday at the Federal Migration Service in Moscow, Roy Jones Jr. was presented a new passport, making him a Russian citizen…

Yesterday at the Federal Migration Service in Moscow, Russia, former four-division champion and HBO stalwart Roy Jones Jr. was presented a new passport, making him a Russian citizen

“Thank you very much to everybody,” said Jones after Tuesday’s ceremony, “mostly Mr.  Putin for permitting me with a passport. It feels nothing better than to be a citizen of the United States of America and Russia, two powerhouses of the world. I had no clue, no thoughts in life of ever becoming a Russian citizen, so this is much bigger than me, much bigger than life. So for me, I’m a person who’s here to be happy, to enjoy people, to help people make it a better place, to encourage other people to come to Russia, because Russia is good, and the people of Russia are good.

“So thank you once again. This is one of the most happiest days of my life.”

Then Roy kissed his passport, slipped it into his coat pocket, gave the thumbs up sign and said “Ah” before being driven away in a motorcade.

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  1. Bob 04:00am, 10/29/2015

    I’d like to hear Vitali Klitschko weigh in on this matter of historical significance that is “bigger” than life and God.

  2. AKT 08:01am, 10/28/2015

    What a summary! I am beginning to question why we needed all those essays now!!

  3. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 07:29am, 10/28/2015

    Maccarinelli needs to tuck in that chin is all I gotta’ say about this.

  4. KB 06:30am, 10/28/2015

    Agreed

  5. Robert Ecksel 06:15am, 10/28/2015

    Boxing has always been life in microcosm. And so it continues…

  6. KB 06:09am, 10/28/2015

    The blogs that appear on this masthead prove that boxing is declining even faster than civilization.

    Guy ranked second doesn’t fight.

    Guy engages in Gay porn

    Guy become Russian citizen

    Guy takes PEDS for the second time.

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