BRING IT ON—Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora and his opponent Hector Velazquez of Tijuana Mexico laugh at each other as Roy Jones Jr and his partner Troy Ridgley TnT promotions and Roy Jones Jr presents looks on. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

On July 11, Roy Jones Jr., in association with TNT Promotions put out a boxing card at the Rivers Casino billed as “The Rivers Rumble IV.”

Jones has spent more than 25 years torching, torturing and utterly embarrassing almost every one of his opponents.  Just as he has generated success in multiple businesses, the multi-tasking Jones plans to build on his success as a boxing promoter.

“I’m still doing my thing in the ring.  I will be defending my WBU World Title on July 26,” said eight-time world champion Roy Jones.  “I don’t think Paul Spadafora is too old to win a world title.  Bernard Hopkins proved that.  However after Chris Bosh signed a 118 million dollar contract to resign with the Miami Heat I might have to pick up basketball again.  My son is a great football player but now football is targeting the knee, so I’m encouraging him to focus more on basketball.  He is an outstanding point guard and his AAU Team is one of the best teams in the country.”

The main event featured “The Pittsburgh Kid” Paul Spadafora, 49-1-1, 19 KO’s, who fought in Pittsburgh for the first time in five years.  Spadafora was coming off his first professional loss and a seven-month layoff after nose surgery.

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