Another US boxing star lined up for Norfolk visit

Roy Jones Jr. Photo:: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Roy Jones Jr. Photo:: Nick Potts/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norfolk is set for another visit from US boxing royalty after it was confirmed Roy Jones Jr is to follow in the footsteps of Mike Tyson and Sugar Ray Leonard by visiting Gorleston.

Roy Jones Jr takes on British boxing star Joe Calzaghe in a light-heavyweight bout at Madison Squar

Roy Jones Jr takes on British boxing star Joe Calzaghe in a light-heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden New York in November 2008. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

The boxing legend is coming to Cliff Hotel on Thursday, May 16 for a question and answer session and to meet 200 lucky fans.

Mike Tyson with Leon Docwra, right, and his wife Lisa at Gorleston Ocean Room.

Mike Tyson with Leon Docwra, right, and his wife Lisa at Gorleston Ocean Room. - Credit: Archant

Organiser Leon Docwra said: 'I've been trying to get Roy for two years, I've kept pestering his people and he's always had a fight or been acting.

'Tyson was Tyson and just a big name but as far as far as boxing is concerned, Roy Jones Jr is the main man.'

The 44-year-old is most famous for being the only boxer in history to start out as a light-middleweight and go on to win a world heavyweight title.


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He has won various titles at middleweight, super-middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight throughout his career.

He has also appeared in films, including a minor role in The Matrix Reloaded.

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Mr Docwra added: 'It's a chance to meet a real living legend of the boxing world . It's one of those events where people will get to hear him speak about his career and meet him, and will never forget it.'

Tickets are £75, with the event due to start at 7pm. For more information or to buy tickets, call Mr Docwra on 07776 352450.

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