Jones had won the first round (Tarver only landed two punches in the first round), but in the second, as Jones tried a combination, he was caught by a big counter left hook from Tarver. Other than that [fight], chapter closed." Family. [97], Lebedev knocked Jones out with 2 seconds left in their 10-round bout. Jones was a master at this sort of style, and used this to his advantage by sticking his chin out to bait his opponents into hitting him, only to pull back and counter the off-balance opponent with his own punches. Jones finished the year with another win, beating Fermin Chirino by decision. He performed a song from his CD during his ring entrance. In round 6, Sigmon began throwing more punches, although they were weak combinations easily blocked by Jones. [14] Ring magazine called Jones' performance the most dominant of any big fight in 20 years. [71] Jones had a noticeable size and speed advantage, and in round seven, a short right hand to the temple dropped Trinidad to his knees. As Kelly moved in behind a jab, Jones went over the jab with a right to the head. I could never be 100 percent of who I am until I left it. Announces February 8 Return: This is My Final Fight! [123] Near the end of the same month on March 28, Jones was again back in the ring, this time against Paul Vasquez (10-6-1, 3 KOs), defeating him via 1st-round TKO for the WBU (German Version) cruiserweight title at the Pensacola Bay Center in Florida. On turning professional, he had already sparred with many professional boxers, including NABF Champion Ronnie Essett, IBF Champion Lindell Holmes and Sugar Ray Leonard. Family Life. He is ranked by BoxRec as the 17th greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time. When Roy Jones Jr. enters that ring to try to upset Calzaghe and rekindle his glory days, his father, Roy Sr., will be in Pensacola, Fla., watching his son on television, his urgings going unheard. Jones beat the count and carried on for 10–12 seconds more with his gloves to his face, eating several more uppercuts. The … The three judges scored it (119-106, 118-107, 119-106) all for Jones. Very interested in animals, he began raising roosters on his Florida Ranch. Jones was initially gracious in his humbling defeat, stating that "We don't make excuses, it was a great performance by Danny. Before this bout, Jones was controversially awarded The Ring Championship belt, despite Dariusz Michalczewski still being regarded as the Lineal champion in the same weight class. [11] Reportedly, Park himself apologized to Jones afterward and the Italian referee Aldo Leoni, while raising the Park's hand, told Jones that he was dumbstruck by the judges' decision, murmuring: "I can't believe they're doing this to you. In 1994, Jones beat Danny "Popeye" Garcia by knockout in six, then retained his IBF title against Thomas Tate in two rounds at Las Vegas on May 27. [88] Then on December 2, 2009, following an extensive pre-fight delay due to hand wrap protests, Danny Green defeated Jones via first-round TKO. Mike Tyson ends 15 years of inactivity and shares an entertaining draw with Roy Jones Jr in Los Angeles. However, Roy Moore then refused to concede the race, raising the prospect of a recount, although the Secretary of State said on CNN that one would be unlikely to overturn the Jones’ lead. Once more details are available on who he is dating, we will update this section. [30][31], Jones sought an immediate rematch five months later at Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut, USA and regained the World Light Heavyweight title easily, knocking Griffin down within the first 20 seconds of the fight, then ending the fight by knocking Griffin out 2 minutes and 31 seconds in with a leaping left hand shot. In the weeks leading up to this fight, there were reports in the newspapers indicating difficulties getting Roy's sparring partners into Australia. Jones was guaranteed $10 million against 60% of the profits. The year 2000 began with Jones easily beating the hard-punching David Telesco via a 12-round decision on January 15, at Radio City Music Hall to retain his titles. [52] Jones appeared a lot weaker after coming back down to the light heavyweight division, losing the muscle he gained for the heavyweight fight seemed to have taken a toll on his aging body and his cat-like reflexes appeared diminished. Profiles of our loved ones and ancestors with the Jones surname at AncientFaces. In the fourth round, Jones became the first fighter in CompuBox history to go an entire round without being hit by his opponent. Retained WBU (German version) cruiserweight title, Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow, Russia. Out of his fifty-five wins, forty came by way of knockout. 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Used to think about killin' myself anyway. [92] Jones entered with a record of 5-5 in his previous ten bouts dating back to May 2004 whilst Hopkins came in 4-1 since June 2006. [93], In February 2011, Vladimir Hryunov confirmed that negotiations were taking place for Denis Lebedev (21-1, 16 KOs) to fight Jones in Moscow. Dropped, Edges Glazewski in Tough Win", "Jones In Line For Title Shot, Open To Glazewski Rematch", "Roy Jones Jr. Faces Benmakhlouf on Dec. 21 in Moscow", "Roy Jones vs. Benmakhlouf Will Be "Winner Takes All, "Roy Jones Jr. def. The fight generated 300,000 pay-per-view buys. [109] Days before the fight, Kostecki was arrested on June 19 in order to begin serving a 2 and a half year prison sentence for a prior conviction of running a prostitution ring. Roy’s father was a boxer too and also a veteran. The bout was stopped in round 6 after Woods' corner threw in the towel. Roy Jones, Jr., (born January 16, 1969, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.), American boxer who became only the second light heavyweight champion to win a heavyweight title.For several years beginning in the late 1990s, he was widely considered the best boxer of his generation. [74] This was the first time a former heavyweight champion returned to fight successfully at 170 lbs. Battles Hani Atiyo on Sep. 26 in Krasnodar", "Roy Jones Jr. Mike Tyson served a Roy Jones Jr. head cake to his family for Thanksgiving. He offered direction to numerous youths and steered many of them away from trouble. [17][18][19] Jones then beat Tony Thornton in round three by KO three months later. Mike Tyson has made a shocking revelation ahead of his exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. Jan 10, 1912 - Jan 22, 1995 . [52][53][54][55], On May 15, 2004, Jones faced Tarver in a rematch. [154] His mother, Carol, was warm and easy-going, whereas his father, Roy Sr., was much like a Marine Drill Instructor with respect to his son. Retained WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, IBO, WBF (Federation), IBA, and. [153], Jones was born in Pensacola, Florida. Roy Jr. lived in constant fear of his father's verbal and physical violence against him. [145] Jones ended his boxing career defeating Sigmon via a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision, also winning the vacant World Boxing Union cruiserweight title in the process. I want a cruiserweight title, the world title", said Jones, who weighed in at 189 pounds. He used his cat-like reflexes to bob and weave, slip and counter his opponent. His father, Roy Jones Sr., a Vietnam war veteran who was awarded a Bronze Star for valor after he rescued another soldier, was also a middleweight boxer. As an amateur, he ended his career with a 121–13 record.[9]. Their names are Roy Jones III, De Andre Jones and DeShaun Jones. This Natlyn Jones’ wiki highlights more about this amazing boxing WAG. Jones began 1999 by knocking out the WBC number one ranked contender at the time, Rick Frazier. [58] Johnson knocked out Jones 49 seconds into the ninth round. - Boxing News", " - Fathers, sons take fighting beyond the ring", "Jones frustrates Ajamu in comeback bout", "Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Hanshaw On July 14 • Boxing News". He knocked Vaca out in round one to reach 16 knockout wins in a row. "[139][140] Jones later told On The Ropes Boxing Radio, "Yeah I think it's my last year in boxing, and I tell people all the time." [41], In 2002, Jones retained his title by knocking out Australian boxer Glen Kelly in seven rounds via knockout. [42][43], Jones then defeated future world champion, WBC #1 Clinton Woods by technical knockout before a crowd of 16,229. [45][50][51] According to Mark Taffet, HBO's Senior Vice-President of Sports Operations and Pay-Per-View, the fight generated 602,000 pay-per-view buys. Ultimately, Jones lost by unanimous decision, winning only one round (10-8 in the first) on the 3 official judges cards. Halfway through the round, Maccarinelli dropped Jones with an uppercut. Jones stated that he often visited Russia for business activity, and a passport would avoid inconvenient rides. Paweł Głażewski (17-0, 4 KOs), who was on standby all week, stepped in as a replacement. But now she’s emerging as a personality in boxing herself. [81], It was announced that Jones would next fight Omar Sheika (27-8, 18 KOs) on March 21, 2009, at the Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida. Jones defeated Ajamu by a unanimous decision (119-106, 3 times), winning the WBO NABO light heavyweight title. [112] There was some controversy from the decision. Referee Ingo Barrabas waved off the fight in what was Jones' 9th career defeat, the 5th by KO. Personal Life. Jones was known for his unique and unorthodox fighting style that defied many of boxing's oldest traditions. © - use subject to the information collection practices disclosed in our Privacy Policy. [65] Ajamu won the first round on all three official scorecards, however it was the only round he won. Over the course of the 12-round unanimous decision, Jones demonstrated his greatness. "[155], On August 19, 2015, Roy Jones Jr. met with Vladimir Putin in Sevastopol, Crimea, to ask for dual Russian-American citizenship. (Ethan Miller/getty images) Roy Jones Jr. is used to bearing it all in the boxing ring and at weigh-ins. He also rarely led with the jab and instead was known for leading with leaping left hooks or the right cross. Jones was ahead on all three judges scorecards at the time of stoppage (99-91, 100-89, 98-92). [59] Johnson was ahead on all three judges' scorecards at the time of the knockout (77–75, 77–75, 78–74) and had landed 118 punches to Jones's 75. Pazienza was guaranteed $1.35 million, while Jones, who worked off percentages of the gate and the pay-per-view revenue, was guaranteed at least $2 million. Two legends of the sport will meet in a fight wher… National Golden Gloves (139 lbs), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 9–10, 1986: Goodwill Box-offs (156 lbs), Caesars Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, April 12, 1986: Goodwill Games (139 lbs), Moscow, Soviet Union, July 5–20, 1986: National Golden Gloves (156 lbs), Knoxville, Tennessee, April 17–18, 1987: Junior World Championships (156 lbs), Havana, Cuba, June 26, 1987: U.S. National Championships (156 lbs), Olympic Sports Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 29, 1988: National Golden Gloves (156 lbs), Omaha, Nebraska, May 16–20, 1988: Olympic Trials (156 lbs), Concord Pavilion, Concord, California, July 5–10, 1988: Olympic Box-offs (156 lbs), Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 16, 1988: —Ferdie Pacheco on Jones' performance at the Olympic semifinals. Some families serve Turkey on Thanksgiving, others serve ham. On September 25, 2004, Jones attempted to win the IBF light heavyweight title from Glen Johnson in a match in Memphis, Tennessee. Like many famous people and celebrities, Roy Jones Jr. keeps his personal life private. Roy O Jones. Growing up in the panhandle of Florida, Jones has been a long time Fan of Florida State University. [117][118], Jones, fighting at the Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre in Latvia, defeated Courtney Fry (18-5-0) via RTD in the 5th round on July 26, 2014. Phillips would have received $100,000 if he had knocked Jones out, but was knocked down in the second round by Jones. Jones wants to talk to his family first before considering another fight Following a shocking draw with Roy Jones Jr., Mike Tyson has revealed his thoughts about a potential professional fight. In the post-fight interview, he said, "I knew Scott was tough, I knew Scott was game and I knew Scott would keep coming. That was a second-round stoppage to top cruiserweight contender Murat Gassiev 13 months ago. Jones lay on the canvas for three minutes after being counted out. Natlyn Jones’ Family Mike Tyson will return to boxing for an exhibition bout against four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr on 12 September. [8], Jones won the 1984 United States National Junior Olympics in the 119 lb (54 kg) weight division, the 1986 United States National Golden Gloves in the 139 lb (63 kg) division, and the 1987 United States National Golden Gloves in the 156 lb (71 kg) division. According to FamousDetails, he was born in the Year of the Rooster.One of the greatest professional boxers of all time who held world titles in a number of different weight classes. He had such hand speed that he could often throw hooks in rapid succession. He began his career sparring with boxing greats, including Sugar Ray Leonard. I do intend on fighting and we'll see what happens in the future. Jones scored a flash knockdown in the third round with a leaping left hook after goading Toney by imitating a fighting cock. "This is just a start. Jones was taught to box by his father, Roy Jones, Sr. Early Life and Career He has three sons, DeAndre, DeShaun and Roy III. [1] He competed in boxing from 1989 to 2018, and held multiple world championships in four weight classes, including titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight, and is the only boxer in history to start his professional career at light middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight title. That year he retained the title against Derrick Harmon by a knockout in ten and against future world champion Julio César González of Mexico by a 12-round unanimous decision before a crowd of 20,409. [90] Though Jones' rematch with Hopkins looked to be in trouble following Jones' loss, the two sides would officially come to an agreement in February 2010 for an April 3 bout. Scroll down to learn more about Roy Jones Jr.’s Estimated Net Worth, Career, Height, Weight, Family, Age, Biography, Cars, House, Wiki & Nationality. [32][33][34], In 1998, Jones began by knocking out former light heavyweight and future cruiserweight champion Virgil Hill in four rounds with a huge right hand to the body that broke one of Hill's ribs. The fight headlined the "Island Fights 38" card, an ongoing series that combines boxing matches and MMA bouts on the same show. Roy Levesta Jones Jr. (born January 16, 1969) is an American professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship. Subsequently, Jones was disqualified and lost his title. In 2004, Jones formed a group, Body Head Bangerz and released an album. I was in pain all day, every day, I was so scared of my father. 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