Roy Jones Jr confirms retirement but calls out Anderson Silva


Roy Jones Jr ended his professional boxing career with a unanimous points-decision victory over Scott Sigmon and left with a parting shot at disgraced UFC star Anderson Silva.

The 49-year-old defeated Sigmon in his 75th pro fight in Florida on Thursday, with all three judges returning scorecards of 98-92 in the cruiserweight bout.

In the lead up to the fight, Jones had signalled he would bring his career of almost 30 years to a close, and the American showed no signs of going back on that decision.

Jones, who won world titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight level, did say there was one man he would return for - former UFC fighter Silva, who is serving a doping ban.

"I love each and every fan that came out to support me tonight," Jones said.

"I knew Scott was tough, I knew Scott was game, and I knew Scott was gonna keep coming. I don't make excuses. But last week I tore my biceps in my left arm again. But because it was my last fight in Pensacola, I refused to pull out.

"Dana [White, UFC president], I know you're listening. I know Anderson's suspended.

"But that's the only other fight Roy Jones will return to the ring for. Other than that, chapter's closed."