So I thought Jones was doing the same thing here, trying to deceive Lebedev in the final seconds of the fight in order to lure Denis in to land a big punch [which Jones managed to do in the previous round]. Come February 17th, I am going to shock the world again. His quarterfinal match-up with Soviet boxer Yevgeni Zaytsev was the first U.S.–Soviet Olympic bout in 12 years (because each country had boycotted one Summer Olympics during that period). [42][43], Jones then defeated future world champion, WBC #1 Clinton Woods by technical knockout before a crowd of 16,229. The fight generated 225,000 pay-per-view buys. The final was met with controversy when Jones lost a 2–3 decision to South Korean fighter Park Si-Hun despite pummeling Park for three rounds, landing 86 punches to Park's 32. Jones finished the year with another win, beating Fermin Chirino by decision. Jones beat the count and carried on for 10–12 seconds more with his gloves to his face, eating several more uppercuts. Referee Ingo Barrabas waved off the fight in what was Jones' 9th career defeat, the 5th by KO. "[107] The fight was aired live on Internet PPV channel Ustream for $9.99. As Kelly moved in behind a jab, Jones went over the jab with a right to the head. Roy Jr. lived in constant fear of his father's verbal and physical violence against him. He performed a song from his CD during his ring entrance. Both Jones and Griffin earned a $1.5 million purse. "[103] Jones, when asked about his feelings on the punch responded "I forgive him". List of biographies from Roy L Jr Jones through Roy O Jones. [62][63], In the post-fight interview with ESPN's Brian Kenny, Jones said that he would like to fight again. He was a standout amateur boxer, winning the silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games. Boxing Writers Association of American named him Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s. Jones defeated Głażewski by split decision (96-93, 94-95 & 96-94). [122] Jones' next bout, for the first time 4 years, took place in USA at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, North Carolina and ultimately saw him defeat Willy Williams via 2nd-round TKO. Jones landed 249 of 500 punches (50%) while Lacy connected on 104 of 429 (24%). [116] The judges scored the bout 120-108, 119-109 and 118-111. [48] Jones also became the first fighter to start his career as a light middleweight and win a heavyweight title,[49] and the second reigning light heavyweight champion after Michael Spinks in 1985 to move up in weight and claim a major heavyweight championship in his first fight in the division. Roy Jones Jr. is a married man. Jones won by majority decision, the judges giving him 117–111, 116–112 and 114–114. He also held a press conference in the ring just before his 3rd bout of the year, taking questions from a chair in the middle of the ring and defending his choice of Bryant Brannon as his opponent instead of Frankie Liles, his nemesis from the amateurs. "[2] One judge shortly thereafter admitted the decision was a mistake and all three judges voting against Jones were eventually suspended. Jones started his rap music career in 2001 with his album, titled Round One: The Album and the debut single, "Y'All Must've Forgot". The album, Body Head Bangerz: Volume One, featured B.G., Juvenile, Bun B of UGK, Petey Pablo, Lil' Flip and Mike Jones among others. Jones lay on the canvas for three minutes after being counted out. [74] This was the first time a former heavyweight champion returned to fight successfully at 170 lbs. Roy Jones Jr. was born to a family with a boxing tradition. Over the course of the 12-round unanimous decision, Jones demonstrated his greatness. I want a cruiserweight title, the world title", said Jones, who weighed in at 189 pounds. Jones last fought in Pensacola in March 2015, when he knocked out Paul Vasquez in the first round. If you are in the Mike Tyson household he’ll serve you his next opponent’s head on a silver platter for Thanksgiving … literally. Jones won the bout by unanimous decision (114-113, 117-110, 118-109) to claim the vacant International Boxing Council light heavyweight title. Jones denied the claims. "[155], Roy Sr. ran his own boxing gym, to which he devoted all his available time and financial resources. [17][18][19] Jones then beat Tony Thornton in round three by KO three months later. The … [161],, "Roy Jones" redirects here. Griffin was trained by the legendary Eddie Futch, who had taught him how to take advantage of Jones technical mistakes and lack of basic boxing fundamentals. [96] 2,000 tickets were reportedly sold on the day of release. Lacy had tried to pin Jones on the ropes throughout the fight, but Jones was unaffected by the tactic and seemed more worried about playing to the crowd than about Lacy's punches. Jones made $2.8 million from the fight and McCallum got $750,000. [108], Jones was due to fight Polish boxer Dawid Kostecki (39-1, 25 KOs) in a ten-round bout at Atlas Arena, Poland on June 30. He used his cat-like reflexes to bob and weave, slip and counter his opponent. In addition, Jones has made multiple songs regarding Florida State University Athletics. Very interested in animals, he began raising roosters on his Florida Ranch. Roy Jones Sr. fought Marvin Hagler on June 10, 1977[5][6][7] (which happened to be Hagler's 36th pro fight,) on the undercard of the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Vinnie DeBarros fight. [95] The fight, a 10-round bout, which was billed as the "Battle of Two Empires" was announced to take place on May 22 at Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye. [86][87], In December 2009, Roy Jones was set to face Australian boxer Danny Green in Sydney, Australia. Roy’s father was a boxer too and also a veteran. "[citation needed], Jones is also said to have integrated cockfighting into his boxing style, often using exaggerated feints to catch his opponents off-balance. At the time, Lebedev was ranked #4 at cruiserweight by The Ring. Marv Albert, calling the bout on American television for NBC, reported that two judges from Communist countries, Hungary and the Soviet Union, scored the bout in favor of Jones, while those from Morocco and Uruguay favored Park. Jones was ahead on all three judges' scorecards (116-112 three times). Jones chose to return to the light heavyweight division and on November 8, 2003 he defeated Antonio Tarver to retain the WBA (Super), IBO and The Ring Light Heavyweight Championships, and to win Tarver's WBC title. For only the second time in his career, Jones was considered an underdog going into the fight. The final punch put Jones out cold on the canvas and he did not regain his senses for more than 5 minutes amid active medical help. Jones was initially gracious in his humbling defeat, stating that "We don't make excuses, it was a great performance by Danny. This fight took place in front of a sold-out crowd at The Basket Hall in Krasnodar, Russia. Billed as "The Uncivil War", Toney vs. Jones was heavily hyped and on PPV. Browse Jones family biographies from Roy O Jones through Roy W Jr Jones. [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. [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. The two legends of the sport are set to return to the ring to battle it out in 8 two minute rounds. [35][36] Jones followed that with a win against WBA light heavyweight champion Lou Del Valle, by a decision in 12 on July 18, to unify the WBC and WBA belts. Retained WBU (German version) cruiserweight title, Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow, Russia. He made his 1 million dollar fortune with IBF Middleweight Champion, WBA Light Heavyweight Champion. He knocked Vaca out in round one to reach 16 knockout wins in a row. Ruiz had no guarantee. Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. - 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". [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. He dominated his opponents, never losing a single round en route to the final. Roy Jones Jr, 51, has the ominous task of trading with Tyson. [73] Jones won the fight by scores of 117–109 and 116–110 (twice). Decisions Benmakhlouf - Winner Takes All", "Roy Jones Stops Courtney Fry in Five Rounds", "Roy Jones Jr. During his prime, Jones was known for possessing exceptional hand speed, athleticism, movement and reflexes. Phillips, who fought in his first boxing match, was 5-3 in MMA bouts and 6-1 as an amateur boxer. The controversy arose when Lebedev punched Jones, when it was, to some, clear that Jones was not responsive and was out on his feet. On June 5 of that year, Jones beat IBF champion Reggie Johnson by a lopsided 12-round decision to become the undisputed light heavyweight champion, as well as the first to unify the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles at that weight since Michael Spinks in 1983. Roy O Jones - Roy W Jr Jones family members . [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. The fight generated 300,000 pay-per-view buys. It's my last one for the bayfront ... Civic Center, Pensacola, Bayfront Arena, whatever you want to call it. [128], On March 20, 2016, Jones fought in Phoenix, Arizona at the Celebrity Theatre against 33-year-old MMA fighter Vyron Phillips, who had won the right to fight him after having been selected through a vote on Facebook. 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. Jan 10, 1912 - Jan 22, 1995 . Roy O Jones. I do intend on fighting and we'll see what happens in the future. Jones was guaranteed $10 million against 60% of the profits. But as Griffin took a knee on the canvas to avoid further punishment, Jones hit him twice. He also called for a boxing match against 42-year-old former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Their names are Roy Jones III, De Andre Jones and DeShaun Jones. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. The reason for this is that the trophy is awarded by the AIBA, an organization not directly connected with the Olympic authorities. Jones then followed with a defense against Otis Grant. The fighters earned in excess of $4 million apiece plus a share of pay-per-view revenues, with the fight generating 440,000 pay-per-view buys. [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. Mike Tyson served a Roy Jones Jr. head cake to his family for Thanksgiving. ... Getting' hurt or dyin' might've been better than the life I was livin'. Toney was undefeated after 46 bouts and was rated the best in the world at 168 lbs. He entered the ring surrounded by the famous group of dancers, The Rockettes. Jones got on his feet by the count, but for the first time in his career was ruled unable to continue by referee Jay Nady.[56][57]. [138] In a slow-paced fight, Jones stopped Gunn in the beginning of the 8th round, before Gunn had even left his corner, to win the vacant World Boxing Foundation cruiserweight title. He is ranked by BoxRec as the 17th greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time. Jones beat Malinga by knockout in six rounds. "[155], On August 19, 2015, Roy Jones Jr. met with Vladimir Putin in Sevastopol, Crimea, to ask for dual Russian-American citizenship. Jones spoke about his desire to continue his boxing career further, "Anything is possible, I'm not going to make an immediate decision. I'm not through yet. Retained WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, IBO, WBF (Federation), IBA, and. [112] There was some controversy from the decision. [52][53][54][55], On May 15, 2004, Jones faced Tarver in a rematch. In 1999 he became the undisputed light heavyweight champion by unifying the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles. Hagler knocked Jones Sr. out in the third round and received $1,500 to Leonard's $50,000. 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As of February 2018, Jones holds the record for the most wins in unified light heavyweight title bouts in boxing history, at twelve. [153], Jones was born in Pensacola, Florida. [24][25][26], In November 1996 at Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida, Jones defeated 40-year-old former three-weight world champion Mike McCallum via a shutout decision (120-107, 3 times) before a crowd of 12,000, to win the vacant Interim WBC Light Heavyweight title. For his next fight, he faced the more experienced Stephan Johnson in Atlantic City, beating him by a knockout in round eight. [66], Next up for Jones was the undefeated 29 year old Anthony Hanshaw (24-0-1, 14 KOs), on July 14, 2007, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. [155], Jones described his childhood in Sports Illustrated: "After a while I didn't care about gettin' hurt or dyin' anymore. Jones was known for his unique and unorthodox fighting style that defied many of boxing's oldest traditions. He also rarely led with the jab and instead was known for leading with leaping left hooks or the right cross. Retained WBA and WBC light heavyweight titles; Retained WBA and WBC light heavyweight titles. Hagler knocked Jones Sr. out in the third round and received $1,500 to Leonard's $50,000. The fight lasted the full 8 rounds, and was declared a draw. Roy Jones, Jr. Family? The bout was fought at a catchweight of 170 lbs. 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. Roy Jones Jr.’s mother’s name is Carol Jones and his father’s name is Roy Jones, Sr.. We will continue to update information on Roy Jones Jr.’s parents. Battles Hani Atiyo on Sep. 26 in Krasnodar", "Roy Jones Jr. Very interested in animals, he began raising roosters on his Florida Ranch. He is also a three-time winner of the Best Boxer ESPY Award (1996, 2000, and 2003). Jones began as a professional on May 6, 1989, knocking out Ricky Randall in two rounds in Pensacola at the Bayfront Auditorium. [14] Ring magazine called Jones' performance the most dominant of any big fight in 20 years. [135] The fight was made official at the press conference on December 7. Bio. But now she’s emerging as a personality in boxing herself. 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. [146][147] Jones started off the better boxer landed upper cuts and hooks and remained in control throughout the fight. Hopkins collapsed to his knees in his dressing room, drained from a brutal fight and exhausted by the end of his 17-year wait for revenge against Jones. So if you want to come to see my last day in Pensacola, be there February 8. [27][28][29], In 1997 Jones had his first professional loss, a disqualification against Montell Griffin (26-0, 18 KOs) at the Taj Majal Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has three sons, DeAndre, DeShaun and Roy III. The couple has 3 children together, Roy Jones III, De Andre Jones, and DeShaun Jones. [78][79][80] It was reported that Calzaghe was paid $10 million from the fight. On March 1, 2003, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas,[46] Jones defeated John Ruiz, the man who defeated an aging Evander Holyfield, for the WBA Heavyweight title in front of 15,300 fans. Jones came in ranked as the #6 light heavyweight in the world by The Ring. Short Biography. Jones is considered by many to be one of the best boxers of all time, pound for pound, and left his mark in the sport's history when he won the WBA heavyweight title in 2003, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years. However, Jones failed to capitalize on the knock down. [143][144] Jones announced Scott Sigmon (30-11-1, 16 KOs) as his opponent for the 10 round bout. His return to the network was short lived, as Jones was let go from his ringside analyst role in January 2006. The expert opinion of Boxing magazine's editor, Bert Sugar, is provided on Jones' website: "He possesses the fastest hands in boxing with lightning fast moves and explosive power in both hands." He beat future Undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins by unanimous decision in Washington, D.C. to capture the IBF middleweight championship. That's my last one there." Growing up in the panhandle of Florida, Jones has been a long time Fan of Florida State University. 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Jones landed 254 of 535 punches (47%) throughout the 12 rounds and McCallum connected on 209 of 651 (32%) Jones was soon upgraded to full champion by the WBC when former titlist Fabrice Tiozzo moved up to cruiserweight. Roy was much faster. Early Life and Career [41], In 2002, Jones retained his title by knocking out Australian boxer Glen Kelly in seven rounds via knockout. Mike Tyson will return to boxing for an exhibition bout against four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr on 12 September. Ajamu also lost two points for repeated low blows in round seven and one more in round eight. [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. 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. He danced circles around Toney, utilizing his speed and athleticism to dictate the action, and landing quick combinations whenever Toney pressured him. [93], In February 2011, Vladimir Hryunov confirmed that negotiations were taking place for Denis Lebedev (21-1, 16 KOs) to fight Jones in Moscow. Halfway through the round, Maccarinelli dropped Jones with an uppercut. The actor & boxer is currently single, his starsign is Capricorn and he is now 52 years of age. Some families serve Turkey on Thanksgiving, others serve ham. Roy O Jones. [132], It was noted that Jones incurred a tear in his right biceps in round five and fought the rest of the bout one handed and admitted after the bout the healing time required for his torn right biceps probably meant the end of his long career. [157] For this, he was banned from entering Ukraine. Gunn injured his nose and was out boxed by Jones throughout seven rounds. The 54-year-old has not … Jones put both hands behind his back. He had such hand speed that he could often throw hooks in rapid succession. Boxer Montell Griffin, who faced Jones twice at 175 lbs and sparred with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at 140 lbs said, "Floyd was no comparison as far as speed. [67][68] Hanshaw was knocked down in the 11th round. Roy Jones Jr appears to have come to the realisation he’s “made a mistake” taking on Mike Tyson. There was a crowd of 14,152. However, Calzaghe claimed injury to his right hand in training, so the fight had to be postponed a couple of weeks, with November 8 being set as the new date. 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. [85] Lacy had never been knocked out or stopped before. As an amateur, he ended his career with a 121–13 record.[9]. All three judges scored the fight 98-92 in favour of Jones. I looked good. 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