Roy Jones Jr. vs Scott Sigmon Preview Feb. 8th
Former multi-weight-division world champion Roy Jones Jr of America will be returning to the ring for what is supposed to be the last time when he takes on Scott Sigmon of Bedford, Virginia in Jones’ hometown of Pensacola, Florida this Thursday, February 8th. The 10-round cruiserweight bout can be seen live on UFC Fight Pass. The 49-year-old Jones, who is one of the greatest boxers of any era won his last outing in February of 2017 by an eighth-round stoppage over Bobby Gunn. Sigmon’s last fight took place in August when be beat Javier Frazier by a 10-round unanimous decision.
Jones Jr. vs Sigmon Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Scott Sigmon +650
- Roy Jones Jr. -1350
The legendary Jones is a former world champion in the middleweight, super-middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight division after kicking off his career as a junior middleweight. In fact, he’s the only boxer in history to capture a heavyweight title after starting out in the 154 lb. division. He climbs into the ring with a record of 65-9 along with 47 Kos. Jones lost his first fight as a cruiserweight back in May of 2011 against Denis Lebedev via a 10th-round round stoppage with just two seconds to go. He won eight fights in a row after that until running into former World Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Maccarinelli of Wales in December of 2015 and was brutally knocked out in the fourth round.
He’s now won three in a row since then. Jones stands 5-feet-11-inches tall, has a 74-inch reach and has boxed 485 rounds since turning pro back in 1989. His current knockout ratio stands at 64 per cent, but he’s not really known as a one-punch knockout artist. Most of Jones stoppages come from an accumulation of fast, accurate blows. The former silver medal winner at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, has beaten some of the best boxers of his era such as Jeff Lacy, Omar Sheika, Felix Trinidad, Antonio Tarver, John Ruiz, Clinton Woods, Otis Grant, Virgil Hill, Mike McCallum, Montell Griffin, Vinny Pazienza, James Toney and Bernard Hopkins.
Jones’ losses have come at the hands of Maccarinelli, Lebedev, Glen Johnson, Bernard Hopkins, Danny Green, Joe Calzaghe, Antonio Tarver (twice) and Montell Griffin by disqualification. Tarver stopped him once as did Johnson, Green, Lebedev and Maccarinelli. Jones still has some fine boxing skills and decent power, but his chin is very questionable and he’s been stopped in five of his last eight defeats. He’s definitely in a different class to Sigmon when it comes to boxing skills, but many fans believe he should have retired long ago.
Sigmon is just 30 years old and will climb through the ring ropes with a record of 30-11-1 along with 16 Kos. He stands just 5-feet-9-inches tall and his reach is unlisted. Therefore, he’s two inches shorter than Jones. He turned pro back in 2008 and has 269 rounds of experience under his belt since then. He’s fought as a middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight for the most of his career with his heaviest weight up to now being just over 178 lbs. Sigmon’s beaten the likes of Tiwon Taylor, Jimmy Campbell, Jonathan Reid, Carlton Holland and Jessie Nicklow. He’s not a heavy puncher though with a current knockout ratio of just 38 per cent.
In addition, Sigmon doesn’t have the greatest chin either as he’s been stopped five times as a pro. His stoppage defeats have come at the hands of Kelly Pavlik in 2012, Phillip Jackson Benson in 2013, Caleb Truax in 2014, Ronald Gavril in 2015 and Lanell Bellows in 2016. He’s alspo dropped decisions to the likes of J’Leon Love, Matt Korobov and Luis Arias. Sigmon’s lone draw was a six-round affair with Deandre Neal back in 2014. Sigmon is a hard worker, but has limited boxing skills and has struggled when stepping up in class. He’s definitely stepping up against Jones, but does have youth on his side as he’s 19 years younger than the former champ.
Jones is a future Hall of Famer while Sigmon has been brought in as a limited opponent in Jones’ farewell fight. Sigmon is basically a professional opponent who’s expected to lose and that’s the likely outcome here. However, with Jones’ chin being so questionable there’s always a slim chance Sigmon lands one on the button. The more likely scenario will be a comfortable win or stoppage for Jones.
Jones wins his farewell fight.
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