Roy Jones Jr started his career at 154 pounds with a second-round stoppage. The 1990s was an incredible decade for boxing, after the retirement of some 1980s legends such as Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns, the sport graced the rise of new upcoming superstars. There’s one figure who seemed to defy the conventional means of fighting, Roy Jones Junior.
Roy Jones Jr Boxing History
In the year 1969, 16 January, he was born in an American family. Being a professional boxer, he has also been in the rapping, acting, training, and commentary fields. fashion. The epic combination of speed, power, and skill is a blend that allowed Jones to make his career one of the most noteworthy. Power and skill are great, but it’s his supersonic speed that makes him one of the flashiest and exciting American boxers of the last few generations. In 1990, he was voted for ”Fighter of the Decade” by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Roy Jones Jr started boxing at the age of 10. With a successful pro debut and a past Olympic pedigree to his name, Jones was a promising prospect before he even had his first fight. After 125 fights, he showed up in Olympic in 1998 and won a silver medal in the Junior Middleweight Division. In 2003 he built history by being the first middleweight fighter to win heavyweight championship in the last 106 years.
Jones’s time at super-middleweight didn’t end there, he continued to defend his belt and scored more knockout victories. Knockout after knockout, fans watched a Roy Jones fight expecting that at any moment, Jones would end the show. did. He established himself as a very impressive super-middleweight, and amazingly he carried his power effectively up in weight.
Later in his career, he has won six other heavyweight championships. This made him considered one of the best boxers of all time. His track record says, Jones only had 9 defeats including 5 knockouts, 3 decision, and a disqualification. From the year 1989 to 2018 he’s gained middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight championships titles. After the Olympics in 1988, losing against Park Si-Hun, made him thinking of quitting. That was a tough time for him.
Jone’s role model was the biggest fighter, Mohammad Ali. Ali’s personality inspired him to step up and get back to the boxing ring again and became the only fighter without any loss for straight ten years. In his last fight, he defeated Roosevelt Sanders. Yes, he ended his career by winning.
After he comes back, the only loss was against Montell Griffin for disqualification. But in the rematch, he knocked down Montell.
After rocking the ring, till 1989 he took retirement from boxing. Then, he started the journey of a commentator. One of his specialties is he speaks from the fighter’s perspective and that truly made him a popular commentator. If you see any of his commentaries, you’ll see saying him all the details of the match.
His career in the media industry
In 2001, his first rap album, Round One was released. Later he came out with his album Body Head Bangerz, and released “Can’t Be Touched”. This album turned out as a huge success. And reached on top 40 official list. He’s also known for the movies; The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Little Fockers (2010), etc.
With all the experiences he gained in life helped him to run his career as a businessman. His boxing gym, “Roy Jones Jr Fight Academy” in Las Vegas trains the amateur and professionals. He helps the new by motivating, training, and sharing his talent with the newcomers. Jones guides the fighters and this academy became a blessing for the fighters. This living legend is remarkable in the history of boxing for his superiority in multiple sectors including boxing.