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Roy Jones, Jr. greets kids in Albany


During his boxing career, Roy Jones, Jr. was one of the most feared fighters in the world.

There was nothing to fear Friday however, as the former world champ stopped by to greet some Albany youngsters.

Jones made a stop at friend Yathomas Riley's Albany gym to pose for pictures and sign autographs.

He was the silver medalist at the 1988 Summer Olympics, losing a controversial judges' decision in Seoul, and went on to win multiple world championships.

Jones was the first man in history to win a middleweight and heavyweight world title.

Now a boxing analyst, Jones says it's important to give young boxers a role model.

"It's very important to me to come by and give them somebody they can reach back and look at, that they can believe is real," says Jones, Jr. "Then they themselves can have enough confidence to go on and become better and know that they can become whatever they want to become in the boxing ring as long as they give it their all."

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