Roy Jones is a boxer born In the US on 16th January 1969. He was born and raised in Florida, and became a boxer at a tender age. He had already gained boxing skills and was ready for the ring in his teens. His first contest was the US National Junior Olympics 119 pounds division. Jones remains the all-time versatile boxer who has participated in many weight divisions, starting from middleweight to heavyweight, where he has won several international championships.
Roy Jones Jr. Records
In 1987, Roy won double National Golden Gloves trophies. He emerged the winner in the 139 lbs and 156 lbs categories. This earned him the honor to represent the US in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games which took place in the city of Seoul in South Korea. He had his share of the controversial and infamous Olympic Games ever held. He showed complete dominance in the games by reaching light-welterweight effortlessly. However, he was denied a gold medal even after showing such domination against boxer Park Si-Hun, a hometown fighter.
Later the judges apologized and many of the onlookers were convinced he was the winner. But the results stood despite investigations revealing that the judges had dined with some officials from South Korea. The only positive that came from the fight was the change in the scoring system in all Olympic boxing games.
Roy’s first title was 1992 when he took home the prestigious WBC super-middleweight Continental Americas Championship. The following year, he won his first ever world title after merging a winner against Bernard Hopkins and won the international IBF middleweight belt. The incredible thing is that he broke his knuckles on one hand and had to use only one arm when fighting Hopkins. However, he still managed to win the IBF champion title again in 1994.
In 1996, Roy Jones competed for his title as the super middleweight champion and also increased to a light-weight heavyweight belt, which he won. He made history by achieving a double victory with WBC, which no one else had achieved before for a century.
Roy was held with a lot of awe in the boxing world, but he deserved the “Fighter of the Decade honor. His boxing career continued to excel throughout the 90s and even went on into the early years of 20s.
Roy Jones Jr. Next Fight
Roy Jones Jr. will be fighting Mike Tyson on 28th November. This four-division champion will be facing the famous heavyweight world champion who is now 54 years old. Roy Jones is 51 years old and was named the top boxer in the 90s by the Ring Magazine. He has displayed his amazing boxing skills with combined power, speed, and defense. He is looking forward to the fight and looking forward to making good money out of it.
Roy Jones Jr. net worth
Roy Jones Jr net worth is $5 million. He has earned money mostly through boxing, but he is also a music rapper. His professional boxing career spans for over three decades. By the time he retired, he had won 66 fights out of 75. He has also lost plenty of money like other celebrities through various investments including real estate ventures and music studios.