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Roy Jones Jr. was born on January 16, 1969 in the small town of Pensacola. Roy Jones Jr. dreamt of becoming a boxer and within a few years in the professional arena he assured the millions of boxing fans that he is one of the best and the greatest American professional boxer of all times. The Boxing Writers Association of America had declared him as the Fighter of the Decade in the early 1990's. Other critics go to the extent of stating that Roy Jones Jr is still possibly the greatest pound for pound fighter that ever entered the boxing arena. Others do agree with this notion but find it extremely difficult in choosing who is the best pound for pound fighter. The decision gets muddled between Roy and Sugar Ray Robinson.
This professional boxer became a true legend when he successfully captured the middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight championship titles. At one given time, he was proclaimed as the number 1 fighter in all these weight classes. All the leading sports magazines have written about him and he eventually became a sports icon in the boxing arena. Roy Jones Jr. has the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBF, IBO, NBA and IBA light heavyweight championship titles to his name.
Roy Jones was very successful from the start. His amateur boxing career began with an immediate win in 1984 when he won the United Stated National Junior Olympics championship. The boxer was able to win the United States National Golden Gloves in the 139 lb. in 1986 and also won the United States National Golden Gloves in the 156 lb. weight division in 1987. As an amateur, Jones ended his career with a 121-13 record.Jones not only competed for individual championships but also represented the United States at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games where he won the silver medal. The Olympics final became on the most devastating and talked about fights of all times. The final between Jones and the South- Korean fighter Park Si-Hun became a very controversial battle after Jones lost in a 3-2 decision. This decision came as a complete shock especially after Jones landing 86 punches to the Koreans defense and the opponent only able to jab 32 punches in to the United States champion. Later on after the game, one judge did conclude that his decision was incorrect and not based upon true statistics of the game. All three judges voting against Jones were eventually suspended. Speculation concluded that the suspended judges were bribed to intentionally give the gold medal to Parks. An investigation did take place concluding 3 of the judges as guilty. According to the investigation reports, the 3 judges were wined and dined by Korean officials, but the IOC still officially stands by the decision. Irrespective of the hype and disgrace associated with such unjust evaluation and decision making, Jones was still awarded the Val Barker trophy as the best stylistic boxer of the 1988 games. The incident, along with another highly disputed decision against American Michael Carbajal in the same games, led Olympic organizers to establish a new scoring system for Olympic boxing. These two events changed the course of boxing decision across the world and for the games to come.
Again the world saw a similar fate where in the 2002 Winter Olympics scandal where the Olympic committee decided to award gold medals to both Russia's and Canada's figure skating teams after finding that the French judge had been bribed. The committee canceled the medals and re-distributed them. This gleamed a hope to Jones. The boxer had anticipated that the committee would re-open his case and award him a gold medal, but no such action was taken.
The rigorous training that Jones has pursued during his amateur career days allowed him to train with professional boxers. By training with the more advanced and experienced professionals, Jones was able to hone his own skill set and reap the benefits of championship wins. Jones had the opportunity to spar with great boxing champions the likes of Ronnie Essett, IBF (International Boxing Federation) world champion Lindell Holmes and all-time great Sugar Ray Leonard. It was not until May 6, 1989 when Jones finally decided to turn professional. His first professional match occurred at the Bayfron Auditorium in Pensacola. Jones knocked out Ricky Randall in the second round and in his next fight was able to eliminate the more experienced Stephan Johnson in round 8. His second win occurred in Atlantic City.
From that moment forward, Jones kept on immaculately improving his career records with knockout wins and no losses to his name. His record was 15-0 when he faced former former world welterweight champion Jorge Vaca in a Pay Per View fight on January 10, 1992. Knocking Vaca out in round one increased his ratings to a 16-0 knockout record. At 17-0, Jones finally took on future world champion Jorge Castro, who lost a 10-round decision to Jones in front of a USA Network national audience.
His undefeated score of knockout wins accumulated to 20-0 when he finally fought against Bernard Hopkins for the world title in 1993. Jones was again successful and beat future world champion Bernard Hopkins by an unanimous decision in Washington D.C., to capture the IBF's vacant World Middleweight Title. All three judges scored the fight 116-112. after the title win, Jones opted to fight Thulane Sugar Boy Malinga. The fight was non-title affair and Jones again proved to be the mightiest fighter of them all by beating Malinga by a knockout in six. Jones finished the year with another non-title fight, beating Fermin Chirino by decision.
The year 1994 was no different than the past years adding trophies and title shots to the champion boxer. He beat fringe contender Danny Popeye Garcia by a knockout in six in another non-title bout, and then retained the world title against Thomas Tate in two rounds at Las Vegas on May 27. during these timelines of history, Jones became the invincible icon of sport success and boxing fame. All the boxing tabloids comprised of something about Jones and he finally became a house hold name. his sporting career made him a sports legend for all eternity to come. Jones also found the IBF's super middleweight champion, James Toney, on November 18, in Las Vegas and dropped Toney in round three. Jones won by a unanimous decision to win the IBF World Super Middleweight Title. His outstanding year in the ring was slightly tainted when shortly after his fight with Tate, he was caught by police in the Bahamas and accused of carrying a gun at Nassau's airport.
Jones was able to create a simple yet strong wall for himself during stammering punches to the opponents. His ability was his strength. His fierce drive for excellence and incredible athletic prowess made him the legend. His unorthodox stance allows for some unthinkable reflexes and punches to take place. His opponents have always been concerned about his non measurable stance and boxing talent.
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