Boxing champ Roy Jones Jr. wants to become mayor

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According to TMZ Sports, former boxing World Champion Roy Jones Jr. is ready to run for Mayor in his home town of Pensacola, Florida.

According to the article, Jones has prepared all the necessary paperwork and has attained 5,000 signatures supporting his run for office, more than ten times the needed amount. 

Jones told TMZ that children will be a major focus of his administration if he wins.

"A lot of kids don't have proper leadership at home,” he said. “I'm willing to try and be that person for them."

Jones began his professional boxing career as a middleweight and proceeded to win championships in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.

His most recent fight was agasinst Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf in Russia on December 21st of last year, which he won by unanimous decision.

"I've been opposed my whole life, and I've always won," he said, noting how much of an underdog he would be in any potential election. 

This joins the long list of attempted careers Jones has tried to carve for himself aside from in the boxing ring.

He started a rap career that, in all honesty, crashed and burned with his highest charting single peaking at number 80.

Jones then turned his hand to acting appearing in a handful of films, most notably as Captain Ballard in The Matrix Reloaded.

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