[18] Jones won the fight by scores of 117–109 and 116–110 (twice). Jones finished the year with another win, beating Fermin Chirino by decision. In 1998, Jones began by knocking out former Light Heavyweight and future Cruiserweight Champion Virgil Hill (who had already lost his belts to Lineal & World Boxing Organization (WBO) Champion Dariusz Michalczewski) in four rounds at B iloxi, Mississippi with a huge right to the body that broke one of Hill's ribs. Jones was awarded the Val Barker trophy, as the best stylistic boxer of the 1988 games, which was only the third and to this day the last time in the competition's history when the award did not go to one of the gold medal winners. Roy Jones, Jr., was born in Pensacola, Florida,[23] to two very different parents. Boxing Illustrated's Budweiser ratings, June 1995 onward—Best Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World. In 1995, Jones defended his super middleweight title successfully multiple times. 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, assaulting him. [15] Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. On August 15, 2009, Jones beat former Super Middleweight Champion Jeff Lacy in 10 rounds after Lacy's corner stopped the fight. Jones defeated Ajamu by a unanimous decision, winning the World Boxing Organization (WBO) North American Boxing Organization (NABO) Light Heavyweight title.[14]. Jones was supposed to face Dawid Kostecki in a ten round bout at Atlas Arena, Poland on June 30th. Claims that Toney was badly unprepared and dehydrated would surface in the days following the fight. Asociace amerických boxerských novinářů ho vyhlásila nejlepším boxerem devadesátých let. A post-fight drug test showed that both Jones and Hall tested positive for androstenedione which was available legally over-the-counter at that time but banned by the IBF. In 1997 Jones had his first professional loss, a disqualification against Montell Griffin. Toney himself would claim in an interview with The Ring magazine that he had taken laxatives and diuretics the day of the weigh-in to make weight. In this pursuit, he was relentless and Roy Jr. lived in constant fear of his father's verbal and physical violence against him. [4][5] Jones ended the year with a 10-round stoppage of undefeated Eric Harding in New Orleans. Jones had won the first round (Tarver only landed two punches in the first round), but in the second, as Jones tried a combination, he was caught by a big counter left hook from Tarver. It ultimately proved to be Calzaghe's final professional bout, as he announced his retirement on February 5, 2009. Roy Jones Jnr loses his posse | thetelegraph.com.au, http://www.boxingscene.com/roy-jones-i-care-who-i-fight-even-andrew-golota--54381, http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/jones-jr-vs-glazewski-undercard-results-121052, http://www.hotboxingnews.com/biography/biojonesjr.htm, Roy Jones Jr. Fight-by-Fight Career Record, https://wayansbros.fandom.com/wiki/Roy_Jones,_Jr. But as Griffin took a knee on the canvas to avoid further punishment, Jones hit him twice. Roy Sr.'s father had been a hard-working laborer and had been tough on him the way he was on Roy Jr. ", In 1996, High Frequency Boxing's John DiMaio wrote ``The early evidence points toward the real possibility that Jones is the greatest talent this sport has ever seen. Escambia-Pensacola Human Relations Commission—1997 Olive Branch Award, for humanitarianism.

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