March 3, 2015
Roy Jones Jr. has defeated Omar Sheika to win the North American Boxing Organization's vacant light heavyweight title.
The referee stopped the fight in the fifth round Saturday night
after Jones bloodied Sheika's face.
Jones was fighting in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida, for
the first time in 10 years. The card also included a couple of
mixed martial arts fights.
The 40-year-old Jones, an eight-time world champion in four
weight classes, came back from a lopsided unanimous decision four
months ago to undefeated Joe Calzaghe.
The win was Jones' 53rd, including 38 knockouts, against five
losses. The 32-year-old Sheika of Patterson, New Jersey, fell to
27-9 with 18 knockouts.
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