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Roy Jones, Jr.
(Roy Levester Jones, Junior)

BORN January 16 1969; Pensacola, Florida
HEIGHT 5-11
WEIGHT 154-193 lbs
MANAGERS Fred Levin, Stanley Levin and himself
TRAINERS Roy Jones, Sr. and Alton Merkerson

 

Jones was an extremely talented fighter who had "savvy", was very quick and could box or punch; He innovated in the ring and was unmatched in his natural ability; In addition to boxing, he was talented in all other sports and in music and acting as well; Jones fought from middleweight to heavyweight and deserves to be ranked among the best that ever fought

During his career, Roy won many versions of diffferent titles - Middleweight Championship of the World, Super Middleweight Championship of the World, Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World and Heavyweight Championship of the World; As a middleweight who eventually won the Heavyweight Championship, he shares this unique accomplishment with the great Bob Fitzsimmons and James Toney (who was denied his title victory)

*** SOME AMATEUR BOUTS (121-13) ***

1986 
           -Jones won the Golden Gloves Jr. Welterweight Championship

           -Jones finished third in the Goodwill Games Jr. Welterweight Competition

1987
           -Jones won the Golden Gloves Welterweight Championship

1988 
       Gerald McClellan                                             L  3
          -Jones finished third in the Golden Gloves Jr. Middleweight Competition
       Frankie Liles                                                W   
          -Jones won the Olympic Trials Light Middleweight Championship

       M'tendere Makalamba       Seoul, Korea                      KO  1
       Michal Franek             Seoul, Korea                       W   
       Alexander Zaitsev         Seoul, Korea                       W   
          -Some sources report "Evgeni Zaytsev"
       Richie Woodhall           Seoul, Korea                       W   
       Park Si-Hun               Seoul, Korea                       L   
          -The previous 5 bouts were part of the Olympic Games Light
           Middleweight Competition; Jones won the Silver Medal; Jones
           was named the outstanding boxer of the Olympic Games despite
           the controversial loss


*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

1989
May  6 Ricky Randall              Pensacola, Fl                    TK  2
Jun 11 Stephan Johnson            Atlantic City, NJ                TK  8
Sep  3 Ron Amundsen               Pensacola, Fl                    TK  7
Nov 30 David McCluskey            Pensacola, Fl                    TK  3

1990
Jan  8 Joe Edens                  Mobile, Al                       KO  2
Feb 28 Billy Mitchum              Pensacola, Fl                    TK  2
Mar 28 Knox Brown                 Pensacola, Fl                    TK  3
May 11 Ron Johnson                Pensacola, Fl                    KO  2
Jul 14 Tony Waddles               Pensacola, Fl                    KO  1
          -Waddles used the name "Derwin Richards"
Sep 25 Rollin Williams            Pensacola, Fl                    KO  4
Nov  8 Reggie Miller              Pensacola, Fl                    TK  5

1991
Jan 31 Ricky Stackhouse           Pensacola, Fl                    KO  1
Apr 13 Ed Evans                   Pensacola, Fl                    TK  3
Aug  3 Kevin Daigle               Pensacola, Fl                    TK  2
Aug 31 Lester Yarbrough           Pensacola, Fl                    KO  8
          -Some sources report "KO 9"

1992
Jan 10 Jorge Vaca                 New York, NY                     TK  1
Apr  3 Art Serwano                Reno, Nv                         KO  1
Jun 30 Jorge Castro               Pensacola, Fl                     W 10
Aug 18 Glenn Thomas               Pensacola, Fl                    TK  8
Dec  5 Percy Harris               Atlantic City, NJ                TK  4
          -WBA Continental Americas Super Middleweight Championship

1993
Feb 13 Glenn Wolfe                Las Vegas, Nv                    TK  1
May 22 Bernard Hopkins            Washington, DC                    W 12
          -IBF Middleweight Championship of the World
Aug 14 Thulani Malinga            Bay St. Louis, Mo                KO  6
Nov 30 Fermin Chirino             Pensacola, Fl                     W 10

1994
Mar 22 Danny Garcia               Pensacola, Fl                    KO  6
May 27 Thomas Tate                Las Vegas, Nv                    TK  2
          -IBF Middleweight Championship of the World
Aug    -Jones relinquished the IBF Middlewight Championship of the World
Nov 18 James Toney                Las Vegas, Nv                     W 12
          -IBF Super Middleweight Championship of the World

1995
Mar 18 Antoine Byrd               Pensacola, Fl                    TK  1
          -IBF Super Middleweight Championship of the World
Jun 24 Vinnie Pazienza            Atlantic City, NJ                TK  6
          -IBF Super Middleweight Championship of the World
Sep 30 Tony Thornton              Pensacola, Fl                    TK  3
          -IBF Super Middleweight Championship of the World

1996
Jan 12 Merqui Sosa                New York, NY                     TK  2
Jun 15 Eric Lucas                 Jacksonville, Fl                 TK 12
          -IBF Super Middleweight Championship of the World
Oct  4 Bryant Brannon             New York, NY                     TK  2
          -IBF Super Middleweight Championship of the World
Nov 22 Mike McCallum              Tampa, Fl                         W 12
          -WBC Interim Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World

1997
Mar    -Jones relinquished the IBF Super Middleweight Championship
          of the World
Mar 21 Montell Griffin            Atlantic City, NJ                LF  9
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World
Aug  7 Montell Griffin            Mashantucket, Ct                 KO  1
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov  5 -Jones is stripped of the WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship
          for failing to meet Graciano Rocchigiani

1998
Apr 25 Virgil Hill                Biloxi, Ms                       KO  4
May    -Jones was "reinstated" as WBC Light-Heavyweight Champion,
          while Rocchigiani was delegated to Interim Light-Heavyweight 
          Champion 
Jul 18 Lou Del Valle              New York, NY                      W 12
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov 14 Otis Grant                 Mashantucket, Ct                 TK 10
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World

1999
Jan  9 Richard Frazier            Pensacola, Fl                    TK  2
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun  5 Reggie Johnson             Biloxi, Ms                        W 12
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World

2000
Jan 15 David Telesco              New York, NY                      W 12
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World
May 13 Richard Hall               Indianapolis, In                 TK 11
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep  9 Eric Harding               New Orleans, La                  TK 10
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World

2001
Feb 24 Derrick Harmon             Tampa, Fl                        TK 11 
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World
          NBA Light-Heavyweight Championship;
           Some sources report "TK 10"
Jul 28 Julio César González       Los Angeles, Ca                   W 12 
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          NBA Light-Heavyweight Championship;

2002
Feb  2 Glenn Kelly                Miami, Fl                        KO  7 
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          NBA Light-Heavyweight Championship;
Sep  7 Clinton Woods              Portland, Or                     TK  6 
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          NBA Light-Heavyweight Championship;

2003
Mar  1 John Ruiz                  Las Vegas, Nv                     W 12 
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov  8 Antonio Tarver             Las Vegas, Nv                     W 12 
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World

2004
May 15 Antonio Tarver             Las Vegas, Nv                    LT  2 
          -WBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBA Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          NBA Light-Heavyweight Championship
Sep 25 Glen Johnson               Memphis, Tn                      LK  9 
          -IBF Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World

2005
Oct  1 Antonio Tarver             Tampa, Fl                         L 12 
          -IBO Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          NBA Light-Heavyweight Championship

2006
Jul 29 Prince Badi Ajamu          Boise, Id                         W 12 
          -WBO NABO Light-Heavyweight Championship

2007
Jul 14 Anthony Hanshaw            Biloxi, Ms                        W 12 
         -IBC Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World

2008
Jan 19 Felix Trinidad             New York, NY                      W 12
Nov  8 Joe Calzaghe               New York, NY                      L 12

2009
Mar 21 Omar Sheika                Pensacola, Fl                    TK  5
          -WBO NABO Light-Heavyweight Championship 
Aug 15 Jeff Lacy                  Biloxi, Ms                       TK 10
          -WBO NABO Light-Heavyweight Championship 
Dec  2 Danny Green                Sydney, NSW, Australia           LT  1
          -IBO Cruiserweight Championship 

2010
Apr  3 Bernard Hopkins            Las Vegas, Nv                     L 12

2011
May 21 Denis Lebedev              Moscow, Russia                   LK 10
Dec 10 Max Alexander              Atlanta, Ga                       W 10

2012
Jun 30 Pawel Glazewski            Lodz, Poland                      W 10

2013
Dec 21 Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf    Moscow, Russia                    W 12
          -WBU Cruiserweight Championship (German Version)

2014
Jul 26 Courtney Fry               Riga, Latvia                     TK  5
          -WBU Cruiserweight Championship (German Version)
Sep 26 Hany Atiyo                 Krasnodar, Russia               SCH   
          -This bout is scheduled
 

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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