Several boxing lines have been added for Firday night at the 5Dimes Sportsbooks. In Concord, North Carolina on Friday, March 6th, future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr (59-8) overall returns to the ring to face the challenge of Willie Williams (14-8-2) in a Cruiserweight fight. The lines sees the 46-year old Jones a massive (-4500) favorite over Williams, who is paying back at (+1500). There is no over/under posted. Jones is obviously the big story here, as at 46 years old, he continues to chase a Championship in the Cruiserweight division. Jones, perhaps the finest Middleweight of the past 30 years, also held titles at Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and at Heavyweight, but he skipped over the moribund Cruiserweight division in his career. Jones is (4-0) since 2012, fighting mainly against questionable opposition at Cruiserweight over in eastern Europe, Despite the criticism, he is convinced he can add a legitimate world title at Cruiserweight before he retires. Williams is (2-6-1) in his last 9 fights so it is unclear what Jones will gain from this fight, other than a return to fight in the United States. This is just the second time Williams has even been scheduled to go 10 rounds, but an impressive win for Jones could be enough to lure another match out of an Eastern European promoter. For Williams, it will be very nice for him to be able to tell his grandchildren about the day he fought the great Roy Jones. He can skip the part where Jones is old and few care anymore. Also on Friday night, the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles hosts an eight-fight Golden Boy Promotions boxing card whose main event at Super Bantamweight between Juan Luis Hernandez and Joseph Diaz Jr is also at the books. Diaz is a massive (-6000) favorite, with Hernandez returning at (+2000), and again, there is no over/under for this one, though the fight will air on Fox Sports 1. Diaz is (14-0) as a professional, and he was on the 2012 US Olympic boxing team that did not bring home a single medal, Still, his extensive amateur background, his youth (he is 22) and his high skill level have Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy thinking they have a furture star on their hands, Hernandez, at (17-4-1) is coming off a loss and is (2-2) in his last four bouts, so it appears he was next on Diaz list as he is not expected to have much trouble.
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