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Roy Jones Jr.'s Greatest Knockouts

Razor Digital // Unrated // May 10, 2005
List Price: $19.99 [Buy now and save at Amazon]

Review by Scott Weinberg | posted June 12, 2005 | E-mail the Author
The Clips

I pretty much hate boxing. Honest. I've got nothing against the sport, the violence, or the athletes. But I went through a stretch several years back when all my friends would get all psyched up for the latest pay-per-view boxing event. We'd get beers and pizzas and invite the whole frat house over for some fun ... and, more often than not, the match was a joke. Either it would be interrupted by an overzealous referee or the judges would offer a final decision that seemed ludicrous at best -- and downright criminal at worst.

So I kind of gave up on boxing. I have baseball in the summer and football in the winter, and if I want to see two guys beating the snot out of each other, I'll go watch Rocky or Raging Bull. Sure, they're "fake" boxing stories -- but at least I walk in knowing they're fake.

But even a pugilistic know-nothing like myself is familiar with Roy Jones Jr. He seems to be an exceedingly quick and powerful fighter -- plus he's never been accused of biting the side of someone's face during a about. And that's always a plus.

Gathered together in this one-hour compilation are several of Mr. Jones' finest ass-whoopings and knock-downs. Put aside the intermittently silly sound effects used throughout the presentation (and the rather awful narrator who's clearly "pretending" to be at the ringside) and you have a DVD that should prove to be pretty entertaining to the boxing aficionadoes out there.

Here you'll find the knockouts from the following bouts:

Jones vs. Harris, Atlantic City, Dec. 5th '92
Jones vs. Wolfe, Las Vegas, Feb. 13th '93
Jones vs. Malinga, St. Louis, Aug. 14th '93
Jones vs. Byrd, Pensacola, March 18th,'95
Jones vs. Pazienza, Atlantic City, June 24th '95
Jones vs. Thornton, Pensacola, Sept. 30th '95
Jones vs. Sosa, New York, Jan. 12th '96
Jones vs. Lucas, Jacksonville, June 15th '96
Jones vs. Brannon, New York, Oct. 4th '96
Griffin vs. Jones, Mashantucket, Aug. 7th '97
Jones vs. Hill, Biloxi, April 25th, '98
Jones vs. Grant, Mashantucket, Nov. 14th '98
Jones vs. Hall, Indianapolis, May 13th, '00
Jones vs. Kelly, Miami, Feb. 2nd, '02

It's a pretty basic package, sports fans. Let's face it: There's not too many ways to describe this DVD aside from "Roy Jones knocks 14 guys out."

The DVD

Video: Fullscreen. And the picture quality isn't too bad, either. Then again, we're watching a collection of televised sports highlights, so as long as the picture's clear and the punches are evident, we're all set.

Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0. The commentator comes through loud and clear -- for better or for worse.

Extras: There are two text-based extras called Tale of the Tape (Jones' stats and specifications) and Roy's Career Record, which is fairly self-explanatory. The last feature is a music video from Body Head Bangerz entitled "I Smoke, I Drank (Do It Big Then)."

Final Thoughts

Sorry for the extra-skimpy review, but the bottom line is pretty simple: If you're a boxing enthusiast in general, and/or a Roy Jones Jr. supporter, you could do a lot worse than to drop 10 bucks on this collection. The DVD is certainly not as slick as an ESPN presentation, but it delivers a bunch of solid punches all the same.

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