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Newly Nationalized Russian Roy Jones Jr. Given a Gold iPhone Case with Putin's Face on It

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By Liam Daniel Pierce

What do you give the boxer/actor/trainer/commentator/rapper who has everything? Why, Russian citizenship and a gold and titanium iPhone case with Vladimir Putin's face on it, of course.

While shopping this holiday season, someone apparently felt the desire to indoctrinate brainwash bellyfeel welcome the 46-year-old Jones to Russia for his fight against Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli—held in Moscow this Saturday—by giving him the most blinged-out dictator-themed iPhone case imaginable. The case is made by Caviar and features blackened titanium, gold and a thick relief of Vladimir Putin.

This all is underlined by the fact that Putin recently granted Jones Russian citizenship because he loves him so much. Oh, and he made Jones promise that he would spend a significant time in Russia.

"I told the president that I was all about building bridges between the East and the West," Jones told the Independent. "I'm appreciated in Russia, the people are crazy about their boxing. I have never experienced anything like it."

According to the roughly translated (and seemingly illegitimate) Appleapple.top website, Jones said of the phone, "This is the most Russian gift! All calls will be made only from this phone to anyone don't give it!"

Truly.

 

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