51 Facts About Roy Jones Jr

1. In 2004, Roy Jones Jr formed a group—Body Head Bangerz and released an album.

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2. Roy Jones Jr started his rap music career in 2001 with his album, titled Round One: The Album and the debut single, "Y'All Must've Forgot".

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3. Roy Jones Jr explained that he often visits Russia for business activity, and a passport would avoid inconvenient rides.

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4. Roy Jones Jr offered direction to numerous youths and steered many of them away from trouble.

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5. Roy Jones Jr described his childhood in Sports Illustrated: "After a while I didn't care about gettin' hurt or dyin' anymore.

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6. Roy Jones Jr was born in Pensacola, Florida, to two very different parents.

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7. Roy Jones Jr called for a boxing match against 42-year-old former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

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8. Roy Jones Jr landed an uppercut in round 5 which knocked Sigmon's mouthpiece out.

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9. Roy Jones Jr ended his boxing career defeating Sigmon via a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision, winning the vacant World Boxing Union cruiserweight title in the process.

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10. Roy Jones Jr announced Scott Sigmon as his opponent for the 10 round bout.

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11. On December 30, 2017, Roy Jones Jr announced that he would return to the Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida to headline the Island Fights 46 on February 8, 2018.

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12. Roy Jones Jr spoke about his desire to continue his boxing career further, "Anything is possible, I'm not going to make an immediate decision.

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13. Roy Jones Jr spoke of his long-awaited desire to fight Gunn, "I always do things that people don't expect me to do.

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14. On March 20, 2016, Roy Jones Jr fought in Phoenix, Arizona at the Celebrity Theatre against 33-year-old MMA fighter Vyron Phillips, who had won the right to fight him after having been selected through a vote on Facebook.

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15. Roy Jones Jr negotiated his deal with 12 Knockout Promotions, the fight's promoter, he was assured that Kostecki would not start serving his sentence until after the fight.

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16. Roy Jones Jr 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 Intercontinental cruiserweight championship.

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17. Roy Jones Jr was ahead on all three judges scorecards at the time of stoppage.

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18. Roy Jones Jr fired a combination in the tenth round to send Trinidad down once more.

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19. Roy Jones Jr had a noticeable size and speed advantage, and in round seven, a short right hand to the temple dropped Trinidad to his knees.

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20. On January 19, 2008, Roy Jones Jr faced former 147 and 154 pound five-time world champion Felix Trinidad at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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21. Roy Jones Jr would welcome a fourth bout with Tarver or another duel with Johnson.

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22. On September 25, 2004, Roy Jones Jr attempted to win the IBF light heavyweight title from Glen Johnson in a match in Memphis, Tennessee.

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23. Roy Jones Jr got on his feet by the count, but for the first time in his career was ruled unable to continue by referee Jay Nady.

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24. Roy Jones Jr had won the first round, but in the second, as Jones tried a combination, he was caught by a big counter left hook from Tarver.

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25. Roy Jones Jr was heavily favored to win, but Tarver knocked him down at 1:31 of the second round.

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26. Roy Jones Jr chose to return to the light heavyweight division and on November 8, 2003 he defeated Antonio Tarver to retain The Ring Light Heavyweight Championship and win Tarver's WBC title, as well as the vacant WBA title.

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27. Roy Jones Jr became the first fighter to start his career as a light middleweight and win a heavyweight title.

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28. Roy Jones Jr became the first former middleweight title holder to win a Heavyweight title in 106 years.

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29. Roy Jones Jr performed a song from his CD during his ring entrance.

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30. In 2002, Roy Jones Jr retained his title by knocking out Australian boxer Glen Kelly in seven rounds via knockout.

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31. Roy Jones Jr knocked Gonzalez down in rounds one, five and twelve and earned a $1.5 million purse.

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32. Roy Jones Jr ended the year with a 10-round stoppage of undefeated Eric Harding in New Orleans.

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33. Roy Jones Jr dropped Johnson hard in the second round, but backed off and allowed Reggie to finish the fight.

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34. Roy Jones Jr began 1999 by knocking out the WBC number one ranked contender at the time, Rick Frazier.

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35. Roy Jones Jr retained the crown by knocking Grant out in ten rounds.

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36. In 1998, Roy Jones Jr began by knocking out former light heavyweight and future cruiserweight champion Virgil Hill in four rounds with a huge right hand to the body that broke one of Hill's ribs.

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37. At the time of disqualification, Roy Jones Jr was ahead on two of the judges scorecards.

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38. Roy Jones Jr made $2.8 million from the fight and McCallum got $750,000.

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39. Roy Jones Jr scored a knockdown just before the bell at the end of round 10.

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40. Roy Jones Jr held a press conference in the ring just before his 3rd bout of the year, taking questions from a chair in the middle of the ring and defending his choice of Bryant Brannon as his opponent instead of Frankie Liles, his nemesis from the amateurs.

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41. In 1996, Roy Jones Jr maintained his winning ways, defeating Merqui Sosa by knockout in two and future world champion Eric Lucas in round 11.

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42. In 1995, Roy Jones Jr defended his super middleweight title successfully multiple times.

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43. Roy Jones Jr scored a flash knockdown in the third round with a leaping left hook after goading Toney by imitating a fighting cock.

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44. Roy Jones Jr danced circles around Toney, utilizing his speed and athleticsm to dictate the action, and landing quick combinations whenever Toney pressured him.

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45. Roy Jones Jr finished the year with another win, beating Fermin Chirino by decision.

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46. Roy Jones Jr was ahead on all three judges scorecards.

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47. Roy Jones Jr beat future Undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins by unanimous decision in Washington, DC to capture the IBF middleweight championship.

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48. Roy Jones Jr made his first attempt at a world title on May 22, 1993.

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49. Roy Jones Jr began as a professional on May 6, 1989, knocking out Ricky Randall in two rounds in Pensacola at the Bayfront Auditorium.

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50. Roy Jones Jr dominated his opponents, never losing a single round en route to the final.

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51. Roy Jones Jr represented the United States at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, where he won the silver medal.

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