Roy Jones Jr. on the Move in Washington
By Richard E. Baker on January 15, 2020
To have a fight with any BoxRec stars in the northwest is a treat. Jones is bringing several.
Roy Jones Jr., starting off the New Year with a bang, is bringing his show to Legends Casino, in Toppenish, Washington, on January 30. The casino, wanting the best fights in the Northwest, also wants to work with the best promoter. To have a fight with any BoxRec stars in the Northwest is a treat. Jones is bringing several. He and the casino appear to be a perfect fit.
The headliner features two unbeaten, hard-hitting, super flyweights: Jade Bornea (14-0) and Ernesto Delgadillo (11-0-2). Bornea, from the Philippines, has been inspired by Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao has brought new life to the islands. Hundreds of young men have risen from the villages and towns to enter the ring looking for an easier life and fast cash. Several are up to the task, including Bornea. Half of his wins have come against opponents with winning records which shows he is not a paper tiger.
Delgadillo has also fought mostly winning opponents, the bouts staged in Texas where tough boxers abound. The card promises to be all action.
The Irish refuse to be outdone as Connor Doyle (11-0) takes on Miguel Dumas (11-2) in a middleweight bout. Doyle, from Derry, Ireland, hopes to continue his rise by bringing the luck of the Irish with him. Dumas, from Mexico, has other plans and hopes to beat the cabbage out of Irishman.
Welterweight Santiago Dominguez (20-0) steps in against Vitor Jones (16-5) in what should an interesting bout. Dominguez, the favorite, plans to showcase his considerable skills while Jones wants to prove he is a tougher boxer than his record indicates.
Local favorite Richard VanSicklen (7-0) hopes to continue his unbeaten streak. He is a bright fellow with a slick style.
The show should be a hot one on a cold night.