Roy Jones Jr could extend 71-fight career despite claims he could retire

American-Russian boxer Roy Jones Jr. (2nd L) listens to the Russian anthem
Image: Roy Jones Jr became a Russian citizen in late 2015

Roy Jones Jr has rejected speculation that he will finally call an end to his 27-year professional career.

The ring legend is 47-years-old and lost his most recent fight in brutal fashion to Enzo Maccarinelli in Moscow, after he was handed Russian citizenship from president Vladimir Putin.

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Reports in Russia had claimed this week that Jones Jr (62-9-KO45) would now hang up his gloves after 71 pro bouts but he remains open to another fight.

It's not true that I'm done with boxing - and while it is possible [that I could retire] - that hasn't been decided yet
Roy Jones Jr

"No official retirement yet," Jones said on Twitter.

"Maybe coming, but hasn't came yet. That will be MY announcement to make."

American-Russian boxer Roy Jones Jr. lies in the ring after being knocked out during the bout against British boxer Enzo Maccarinelli
Image: Jones Jr. lies in the ring after being knocked out by Enzo Maccarinelli in December

Jones Jr's promoter John Wirt told ESPN: "Roy has not yet made an official decision about retiring, but in the past, he has always mentioned that he wants to do his last fight in Pensacola [California].

"I spoke to his manager about it and he said that he has not discussed [a farewell fight] with Roy because this is something for Roy to bring up if and when Roy decides to do it."

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Jones Jr won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics before winning world championships in the professional ranks in four weight divisions spanning middleweight to heavyweight.

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