Jones Jr. to fight Alexander for vacant UBO title

ATLANTA (AP) -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp says 42-year-old Roy Jones Jr., a former world champion in several divisions, will fight Max Alexander for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization's intercontinental cruiserweight title on Saturday at the Atlanta Civic Center.

The fight is sanctioned by the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission, a division of the Secretary of State's Office.

In 1993, Jones, who is 54-8 overall, won his first world title in the IBF's middleweight class. In 1994 he won the IBF super middleweight crown and successfully defended his title five times.

In 1996 he won the WBC light heavyweight title. In 2003, he won the WBA heavyweight championship, defeating John Ruiz in Las Vegas.

Alexander is a 30-year-old cruiserweight from Camden, N.J., with a ring record of 14-5.

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