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Jones shows off classic power, TKOs Gunn

Power is the last thing to go in a fighter. Roy Jones Jr. might be slower than he once was, but there was no doubt that he is still one of the world’s most devastating punchers around as she stopped Bobby Gunn in the eighth round their fight on Friday night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

After being outboxed and beaten up for seven rounds, Gunn’s corner did not even want him to leave his stool to go out in the eighth round. He did anyway, but just seven seconds into the eighth round the referee had to stop the fight. Jones hit Gunn with a combination, staggered him and his corner could not stop his nose from bleeding.

It was a one-sided decimation by Jones, who at times looked like his great old self with some impressive series of jabs and powerful hooks. Gunn has been a punching bag for a few older contenders lately, but Jones was the most impressive.

Jones won the vacant WBF cruiserweight title with his TKO. it was his third win in a row and 14th win in his last 15 fights.

It’s hard to imagine the four-division champion to work his way back into the title picture at this point in his career, especially not after a less than notable fight against an unknown that was only streamed on an internet pay-per-view.

And any time he’s taken on a more notable fighter since 2009 it’s been a bad knockout loss, but Jones has remained relevant in boxing since his debut in 1989 and he will forever be remembered as the most dominant pugilist of the 1990s. With that great history and ability to stick around the way he has if a lesser-known cruiserweight champion wants a chance to get an interesting fight against a legend then who knows. Maybe he will work his way to another shot before he officially calls it quits.

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