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Roy Jones Jr fought a fan last night... it pretty much went as you'd have expected

To be fair, the fan lasted more than a round.

The end is near.
The end is near.
Image: YouTube

REMEMBER ROY JONES JR promised to fight a fan?

Remarkably, the fight actually went ahead last night but the promoters were in no danger of having to hand over the $100,000 to Vyron Phillips who won a Facebook competition for the right to face the nine-time world champion.

Had Phillips — a 33-year-old MMA fighter with no professional boxing experience — beaten Jones, he stood to pocket $100,000.

However, after being caught late in the first round, Phillips’ time was up in the second when the referee stopped in to end the contest after he found the canvas once more.

The bout was sanctioned by The Arizona State Boxing Commission and headlined a pay-per-view bill on the American television channel UR Shows TV.

Here is the closing stages of the bout:

Source: Константин Глазов/YouTube

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