Former World Titlist Montell Griffin Returning To The Ring At 45

Former WBC World Lightheavyweight Champion Montell Griffin has announced he will be making a comeback to boxing, at 45 years old.

Griffin told reporters in his hometown of Chicago that he has been working with promoter Bobby Hitz and is likely to come back on the Hitz Entertainment card scheduled for November 25th at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

Griffin last fought in August of 2011, when he won a unanimous decision in an 8 round bout over journeyman DeAndrey Abron. When asked what made him look for another fight four years later, Griffin stated, “I always take the sport serious and with respect and I have not been far. I have been a sparring partner for Andrzej Fonfara for several years for example, and recently I have been working with him in the build-up to this October 16th fight he has with Nathan Cleverly. I feel very good physically and sparring with him on such a high level made me feel that edge to compete again.”

Griffin is most remembered as being the first man to blemish the record of Roy Jones Jr, and his career record stands at an impressive (50-8-1). He learned boxing in his youth from his father, who was a trainer for the United States Olympic boxing team, and he also had a fine amateur career that culminated in being a member of the 1992 U.S. team that competed at the Barcelona Games.

Griffin went on to say, “I’m starting my official training camp four weeks before the fight, but with sparring and the other things ‘ve been doing, I have been having a pre-camp so I will be in shape heading into the four week training period. I will be ready.”

Griffin’s opponent is yet to be decided, and Griffin is planning his comeback in the cruiserweight division.

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

WTF! Mo-Grff should be banned for his own health. He is shot. And has been that way for a decade and some moons. Ev'ybodee and dey momma in da game are bitin' off B-Hop. And Mo-Griff ought to stop! Holla!


-SouthPawFlo :

He will forever be remembered in my mind for getting Ko'd in round 1 by a prime Roy Jones...


-Domenic :

He will forever be remembered in my mind for getting Ko'd in round 1 by a prime Roy Jones...
No doubt. The crazy thing is he was undefeated going into that fight (beat Roy via DQ and was testing him more than anyone really ever had to that point; this was the era of Roy winning every round against everyone, so it was high drama), and held 2 wins over a pre-subtitles, mid-1990's James Toney. This comeback's a bad idea. Maybe he'll glove up with Toney a 3rd time, go for the trifecta and 3-0 against him. Probably even money at this point.


-Scar :

No doubt. The crazy thing is he was undefeated going into that fight (beat Roy via DQ and was testing him more than anyone really ever had to that point; this was the era of Roy winning every round against everyone, so it was high drama), and held 2 wins over a pre-subtitles, mid-1990's James Toney. This comeback's a bad idea. Maybe he'll glove up with Toney a 3rd time, go for the trifecta and 3-0 against him. Probably even money at this point.
I wouldn't be surprised if he fights RJJ again.


-miguel1 :

Now, Im not so sure about that. He is talking about a smaller promotion, and he is probably gonna get a match made to his level now. If he does that because he loves competition and isnt thinking about a run at the big money, then Im not against it. He was a good fighter, and life caught up to him before the second Roy Jones Jr fight, switching trainers and having his training camp in dissarray. He shouldn't have taken that fight is what should have happened, he should have made Roy wait. But HBO probably wanted the re-match super-fast.


-brownsugar :

This is more like a cry for help than an event, there has to be some type of public social agency to report this madness to.