"[2] One judge shortly thereafter admitted the decision was a mistake and all three judges voting against Jones were eventually suspended. Immediately after his second fight with Montell Griffin, Former heavyweight champion George Foreman remarked that Jones did not need a jab to setup his punches due to his extraordinary quickness and that he is probably the only boxer in history he could say that about. An official IOC investigation ending in 1997 found that, although the offending judges had been wined and dined by South Korean organisers, there was no evidence of corruption in the boxing events in Seoul. ROY JONES JR'S EARLY YEARS Jones Jr. was born into a family with a little boxing history as his father Roy Jones Sr, who was a war veteran, also fought in the middleweight boxing category. Jones spoke about his desire to continue his boxing career further, "Anything is possible, I'm not going to make an immediate decision. Jones defeated Ajamu by a unanimous decision (119-106, 3 times), winning the WBO NABO light heavyweight title. Jones retired after 75 professional fights over 29 years; 66 wins, 47 coming inside the distance and 9 losses. Roy Jones Jr., a.k.a. - Boxing News", "USATODAY.com - Fathers, sons take fighting beyond the ring", "Jones frustrates Ajamu in comeback bout", "Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Hanshaw On July 14 • Boxing News". [98][99][100] Referee Steve Smoger was also accused of incompetence because he did not stop the fight even though Jones could no longer defend himself which led to Jones taking unnecessary damage. But towards his own son he was merciless, driving Roy Jr. to the brink of exhaustion, screaming at him in front of all the other fighters and assaulting him. In the fourth round, Jones became the first fighter in CompuBox history to go an entire round without being hit by his opponent. [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. Not that I did. He danced circles around Toney, utilizing his speed and athleticism to dictate the action, and landing quick combinations whenever Toney pressured him. [90], Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) met in a rematch bout, on April 3, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, 17 years after their first fight. [155], Jones described his childhood in Sports Illustrated: "After a while I didn't care about gettin' hurt or dyin' anymore. Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Decisions Max Alexander Over Ten Rounds", "Roy Jones Jr.-Max Alexander PPV To Land on Ustream", "Roy Jones Jr.-Dawid Kostecki is Heading To June 30th", "Roy Jones: I Don't Care Who I Fight, Even Andrew Golota! Jones had previously headlined Island Fights, which is a show that included both boxing and MMA bouts. Jones reminded the world of this claim on his hit single "Ya'll Must've Forgot" later in his career. [13] Ring magazine called Jones' performance the most dominant of any big fight in 20 years. He also rarely led with the jab and instead was known for leading with leaping left hooks or the right cross. [29][30], 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. Roy Jones Sr. fought Marvin Hagler on June 10, 1977 (which happened to be Hagler's 36th pro fight,) on the undercard of the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Vinnie DeBarros fight. Retained WBA and WBC light heavyweight titles; Retained WBA and WBC light heavyweight titles. He'd pull up in his truck and start lookin' for something I'd done wrong. "Roy Jones" redirects here. It was only his second fight since September 2005. For the English footballer, see, "When Jones picks up the action, he starts to look like, (Franek was given a standing eight count in the 1st rd; and at the 2:33 of the 2nd rd), (Zaytsev suffered a broken nose in the 1st rd), (Woodhall suffered a broken nose in the 2nd rd), (Park was given a standing eight count at 2:11 of the 2nd rd), Won vacant WBU (German version) cruiserweight title, Won vacant WBF (Foundation) cruiserweight title. [31][32][33], 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. 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. [clarification needed][156] Jones was granted Russian citizenship on September 12. [93] On 24 March, a deal had been agreed which would see Jones earn a $500,000 purse. Jones was guaranteed $10 million against 60% of the profits. I'll never face anything stronger and harder than what I already have. I looked good. She was set to attend Florida State University and become a lawyer back then.

It's my last one for the bayfront ... Civic Center, Pensacola, Bayfront Arena, whatever you want to call it. 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.

[82] The fight was the main event of a pay-per-view titled "March Badness", which included both boxing and mixed martial arts matches. Hopkins landed 184 of 526 punches (35%), while Jones connected on 82 of 274 (30%). [91] 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. It was however announced that they would fight on December 12, 2015, in a non-title cruiserweight battle. Jones put both hands behind his back. "[citation needed], Jones is also said to have integrated cockfighting into his boxing style, often using exaggerated feints to catch his opponents off-balance. [73] This was the first time a former heavyweight champion returned to fight successfully at 170 lbs. [157] For this, he was banned from entering Ukraine.[158]. Ruiz had no guarantee. The fifth judge, from Uganda, scored the bout as a draw, leaving the outcome to be decided on other criteria.

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