Roy Jones Jr. vs. Krzyztof Wlodarczyk possible for March 2012
By Eric Thomas: 42-year-old Roy Jones Jr. (55-8, 40 KO’s) could be fighting for a world title for the first time in over eight years if he agrees to fight World Boxing Council (WBC) cruiserweight champion Krzystof Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 33 KO’s) next year in March.
Wlodarczyk’s manager reportedly is interesting in making this fight next year in March in a fight that would take place in Poland. Since Jones has been saying lately that he wants to fight for a world title at cruiserweight this would be the perfect chance for him to do that and have a reasonable chance of winning.
Even better, Jones would get a decent payday if they can pack in some fans in Poland. Wlodarczyk is a decent champion, but not considered on the same level as guys like Denis Lebedev and Marco Huck. Jones lost to Lebedev recently but gave him a lot of problems before getting stopped in the 10th round. Wlodarczyk isn’t nearly the same puncher that Lebedev is, so perhaps Jones might have a small chance of winning if he can stay upright and not get knocked out again.
Wlodarczyk recently stopped Danny Green in the 11th round last month and looked pretty good in winning. Green in turn stopped Jones in the 1st round two years ago when he rushed Jones in the 1st round and was able to blast him out with some clubbing shots.
Wlodarczyk has a better chin than Jones and was immune to Green’s power shots. At the same time Wlodarczyk fought defensively using mostly his jab and throwing power shots sparingly until opening up with some power shots in the 11th to get Green out of there.
If this fight comes off you would have to favor Wlodarczyk in this one, as Jones just looks shot. He’s lost three out of his last four fights and hasn’t beaten a really good fighter for many years. Jones defeated journeyman Max Alexander on December 10th by a 10 round decision and didn’t look all that great.