Roy Jones Jr speaks out on how he was robbed at the Olympics
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Aug 6, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com  
When it comes to greatness inside the boxing ring, no one can deny just how awesome Roy Jones Jr. has been. However there was a time when Jones Jr's greatness was denied. The year was 1988 and the event was the Seoul Olympic Games.

In 1998 Jones Jr. manhandled South Korean Park Si-Hun in the gold medal event. Jones Jr., after clearly dominating the fight, the shocked referee would announced that Judges had given the fight to the South Korean fighter. Jones Jr. had lost the controversial fight by a score of 3-2.

Just before the scores were read, Jones Jr. knew something was up because he saw the South Korean Boxing Officials jumping and cheering over at the judges table. Jones Jr. quoted recently in the Boston Globe in regards to his Olympic ordeal, stated: "At the table they started cheering right away. I told my coach, 'They got me.' He said, 'No way.' The referee said, 'I can't believe this. I can't believe they are going to do this to you.' I knew they were going to rob me."

Jones Jr. isn't particularly happy with his Silver medal, especially since he and the world knows the Gold is rightfully his. "My mama has the [silver medal]. I brought it back and I never wanted to see it again. I don't ever want to see it again," said Jones Jr.

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