вы меня хотите надурить? Former boxing champ, Roy Jones Jr. has officially become a citizen of Russia! And it’s all thanks to a special decree from President Vladimir Putin himself.

The Kremlin’s official website, reported Jones’ new Russian citizenship.


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Jones met with Putin in August and asked to become a Russian citizen. “Putin said this would be possible if Jones planned to spend a significant part of his life in Russia,” reports say, “while the boxer said he hoped sport could help ‘build a bridge’ between the U.S. and Russia.” “I want to speak so well in Russian that people understand me without any problems,” Jones told reporters. “I think that’ll take about a year. I hope that next year I’ll already be speaking like a Russian.” h/t bleacherreport

Jones has spent time training Russian boxers in recent years, including Fedor Chudinov prior to a fight last September.

Good riddance!