Hanshaw Waiting for Jones; Dawson and Darchinyan Call Him Out
NEW YORK, NY - “Calling all cars! Calling all cars! Be on the lookout for a former world champion fighter who always refers to himself in the third person. Goes by the name of Roy Jones Jr. Last seen heading south . . . waaaaaay south and as far away as possible from super middleweight contender Anthony Hanshaw. Approach with extreme caution and for heaven’s sake, bring plenty of backup—backup contracts. He is armed with amendments and codicils and brother, he isn’t afraid to use them!”
Alas, Sigfried & Roy Jones, Jr. pulled a disappearing act on undefeated super middleweight contender Hanshaw, whom both Jones and promoter Lou DiBella had verbally agreed to terms to fight on June 2, in a 10-round light heavyweight bout that would have been broadcast live on Showtime.
“We had agreed to terms and signed our parts of the contract,” stated Hanshaw’s promoter Gary Shaw. “Lou DiBella was supposed to get Jones to sign all his documents and the promotion would have been ready to go. We are still waiting to hear back. I’m just hoping Roy hasn’t been abducted by aliens!”
“If Jones is refusing to fight a super middleweight moving up to light heavyweight, you can bet he won’t be challenging me either,” said Chad Dawson, the newly-minted undefeated WBC light heavyweight champion. “Maybe he heard DiBella toss out his name as a possible opponent for middleweight champion Jermain Taylor? Roy must like them really small.”
“Am I small enough?” asked undefeated IBF/IBO flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan. “If making me move up 73 pounds isn’t enough, then I suggest Roy get out of his chicken coop and get some fresh air before he fowls up anymore fights for himself!”
Broadcasters • Showtime • Promoters • Gary Shaw • Lou DiBella • Chad Dawson • Roy Jones Jr • Tony Hanshaw • Vic Darchinyan