Legendary four weight world champion, Roy Jones Jr, will make his first visit to Scotland on May 8th to discuss his illustrious career and renew ties with Welsh superstar, and former adversary, Joe Calzaghe, in a high profile dinner show.
“I insisted my team get me to Scotland because I’ve never been there,” said Jones. “Over the years I’ve met many of my Scottish fans but unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to fight there, so this reunion with Joe is the next best thing.”
Fans in attendance, at the Dalziel Country Club in Motherwell, will be privileged to witness this historic occasion in which two of the finest fighters in boxing history meet for the first time since their famous world title bout which took place at Madison Square Garden on November 8th 2008.
On that night Calzaghe survived a first round knockdown to secure a unanimous decision victory and both men left the ring with mutual respect following twelve rounds.
“Joe and I made that fight on a gentleman’s agreement and it was a superb promotion,” remarked Jones. “We saw a lot of each other during the build-up but there was no reason to talk trash because the event sold itself.”
Jones was selected as “Fighter of the Decade”, by the Boxing Writers Association of America, following an astonishing run of dominant victories through the 1990’s. He was also unanimously regarded as the best pound for pound fighter on the planet for the best part of ten years.
A student of the game, the former champion has also kept an eye on Scotland’s premier exponent; “I have seen Ricky Burns fight and I like what he does. He is one of the best lightweights in the world – no doubt about that.”
GM Promotions proudly present “An Evening with Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jnr” at Dalziel Park Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets start from £100 for general admission and Platinum VIP tickets are £125, which includes a photo and a three course meal. There will also be an auction of fantastic sporting memorabilia. For further details about the show visit www.gmpromotions.org.uk.