Roy Jones, Jr.

Roy Jones, Jr.


Roy Jones, Jr. is an American professional boxer. As a professional, he has captured numerous world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. He is the only boxer in history to start his career as a light middleweight (154 lbs), and go on to win a heavyweight title.… Read More

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1969 Birth Born on January 16, 1969.


1984 15 Years Old Jones won the 1984 United States National Junior Olympics in the weight division, the 1986 United States National Golden Gloves in the division, and the 1987 United States National Golden Gloves in the division. … Read More
1988 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones represented the United States at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, where he won the silver medal. … Read More


1989 - 1993 3 More Events
1994 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Jones beat Danny "Popeye" Garcia by knockout in six, then retained his IBF title against Thomas Tate in two rounds at Las Vegas on May 27.
1995 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, Jones defended his super middleweight title successfully multiple times. … Read More
1996 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Jones maintained his winning ways, defeating Merqui Sosa by knockout in two and future world champion Eric Lucas in round 11. … Read More


1999 - 2000 2 More Events
2001 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Jones released Round One: The Album, a rap CD. … Read More
2002 33 Years Old In 2002, Jones retained his title by knocking out Glen Kelly in seven rounds. … Read More
2003 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 1, 2003, in Las Vegas, Roy Jones defeated John Ruiz, the man who defeated an aging Evander Holyfield, for the WBA Heavyweight title. … Read More
2004 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 15, 2004, Jones faced Tarver in a rematch. … Read More
2005 36 Years Old 1 More Event
After almost a year away from the ring, focusing on training and working as an analyst for HBO Boxing, Jones scheduled a third fight with Antonio Tarver, on October 1, 2005, at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, which aired on HBO PPV. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old 1 More Event
His return to the network was short lived, as Jones was let go from his ringside analyst role in January 2006. … Read More
2007 38 Years Old Next up for Jones was the undefeated Anthony Hanshaw, on July 14, 2007, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 19, 2008, Jones faced former 147 and 154 pound five-time world champion Félix Trinidad at Madison Square Garden in New York City. … Read More


Jones defeated Omar Sheika on March 21, 2009, via fifth-round technical knockout. … Read More
2010 41 Years Old Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins met in a rematch bout, on April 3, 2010 in Las Vegas. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old Jones won a 10-round unanimous decision against Max Alexander on December 10, 2011 in Atlanta, snapping a three-match losing streak, and winning the Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) Intercontinental Cruiserweight Championship. … Read More
2013 44 Years Old On December 21, 2013, Jones defeated Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf by unanimous decision for the vacant WBU Cruiserweight title at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye in Moscow, Russia. … Read More
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