Eroded boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. batters journeyman Courtney Fry

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Unlike many prizefighters nowadays, Courtney Fry couldn’t hurt Junior.

Roy Jones Jr. scored a fifth round TKO over British contender Courtney Fry on Saturday at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia.

While the 39-year-old (18-6, 6 KOs) Fry seemed reluctant to throw fists, Jones (58-8, 41 KOs) used solid head movement and landed punches from multiple angles to fluster the outclassed Englishman.

Jones ultimately floored Fry with a left hook in the fifth round.

Although Fry regained his footing, the bout was stopped and Jones was declared the victor.

“I’d like to thank Courtney Fry for putting up a gallant effort,” said Jones, 45, a wannabe mayoral candidate who secured his first knockout since August 2009.

Named the 1990s Fighter of the Decade, Junior is a six-time world titlist who has collected crowns in four weight classes.

Jones’ peak moment as a pro likely occurred in March 2003 when he outscored John Ruiz to become the first middleweight champion to capture a heavyweight belt in more than 100 years.

Unfortunately, Jones is now prone to suffering brutal losses and is a substandard 9-7 over his past 16 paydays.

Considered one of history’s premier pound-for-pound pugilists, Jones has become a graying liability who should forever vacate the squared circle.

Now triumphant in four consecutive contests, hopefully Roy Jones Jr. will soon offer a “gallant” retirement speech.

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