Roy Jones Jr. A boxer who made history in amateur and professional boxing

On Thursday  February 8, 2018, the famous American boxer Roy Jones Jr. said goodbye to boxing, which for 29 years faced several talented rivals where he won great victories and painful failures. Since entering a ring for the first time, the native of Pensacola, Florida (United States) showed the talent he possessed.

An example of this was the silver medal obtained in the 1988 Olympic Games held in Seoul. The same thing happened with the gold medal when in 1997 the International Olympic Committee began an investigation where they found that the judges who officiated the fight made an error in the vote that gave the victory to Si-Hun Park in Korea.

During his stay in amateur boxing, Jones accumulated a record of 121 wins with 13 losses. After reaching the highest prize in the Olympic Games mentioned above, he made his professional debut on May 6, 1989 winning the fight by technical knockout in the second round against Ricky Randal.

From that moment Roy Jones Jr. became a star achieving five world championships. These were in the Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight (on five occasions) and Heavyweight .

In the match that ended his brilliant career, Jones defeated Scott Sigmon by unanimous decision. On a professional level, Jones leaves his record of  66 wins, 9 losses and 47 knockouts. Photo by Alex Nunez (

(Translation: Alex Nuñez)

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