Roy Jones was, as usual, a no-show on Wednesday’s conference call to promote the October 1 fight with Antonio Tarver, but his trainer, Alton Merkerson, was there to answer questions from reporters. Merkerson talked about the re-insertion of Roy’s father into the camp, as well as the alleged hand “injury” that had the St. Pete Times reporting Jones was pulling out. And of course, no gathering with the boxing press would be complete without someone asking an inane question about Roy Jones’ “legacy.” Here are some excerpts from that conference call.

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