Roy Jones Jr gets Booed; Jones Jr's reaction to the Booing
By Johnny Benz (Jan 15, 2008) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © David Martin Warr/DKP)  
At a conference held today at the WaMu Theater Lobby at Madison Square Garden to help hype Felix "Tito" Trinidad vs Roy Jones Jr. for this upcoming Saturday on HBO Pay-Per-View, both Roy Jones Jr. and his trainer were on hand to give thier feelings on the fight. Although Jones Jr was booed by Trinidad fans at the event, Jones Jr. took the booing in strides and told Tito fans they would have a bigger reason to hate him after the fight.

At the conference, after being booed by Trinidad' fans, Jones Jr. told those on hand at the event: "Thank God for being
here and I appreciate the patriotism for you [Tito's fans] booing me. That's okay you stand for what you believe in. But come Saturday night you are going to hate me more after I beat Felix Trinidad. It's only me and Tito in the ring and, unfortunately, I have to give Tito a bad birthday present.

"I do know that they have trained very hard to fight me. They know I am a problem. Just like I knew I had a problem when I was going to face John Ruiz. I worked then just like they are now. I respect that they know they have a problem in me. And they say they are in shape. But you should have seen what I did in my training camp. My trainer's been telling people about it because Roy Jones Jr. is all the way back. All I can tell you is I'm going to be raw on Saturday night.

You don't want to miss it."

Alton Merkerson, Roy Jones Jr.'s longtime trainer stated: "What a great night it is going to be Saturday night. This is going to be an electrifying fight. These guys are legends and have accomplished such great goals in their careers.

"But there are other challenges and this is a great challenge for Roy. I can say this. I have been training Roy since 1993 and I saw Roy do things in our training camp that he has not done in a long time. You are going to see the old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night and he is going.

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