Roy Jones Jr. was, at one time, the best boxer on Earth. That time has long since gone. But in his light-heavyweight non-title bout against Russian Denis Lebedev in Moscow today, Jones made it deep into the third minute of the 10th round. He was prevented from reaching the final bell, though.
It seemed as if Lebedev was looking for referee Steve Smoger to call the fight when Jones was essentially a dead man standing, but then threw a right for good measure anyway and declared, "If he dies, he dies." (He didn't.)
From the looks of things, Smoger should've stopped it sooner.
Roy Jones Jr. loses to Russian [Toronto Sun]
Referee put former champion in danger with hesitation [World Boxing News]