Roy Jones Jr. was at the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation's 14th annual celebrity dinner in Century City, California, to help honor Sugar Ray Leonard, but he ad-libbed a shout-out his hometown buddy Emmitt Smith, who was also a guest.
Jones and Smith grew up at the same time in Pensacola, Florida. Jones said it wasn't easy to get out of Pensacola to become an elite athlete, but he and Smith showed it could be done.
"There's one other guy in room that's also responsible for pushing me as far as I could go," Jones said. "And it's that man sitting right there. His name is Emmitt Smith. He's from Pensacola too. When we was coming up, nobody thought you could make it out of Pensacola, Florida. Me and him changed that law."