51 Facts About Roy Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11. On December 30, 2017, Roy Jones 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 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 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 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. On September 26, 2014, Roy Jones defeated Hany Atiyo via 1st-round KO after 75 seconds.

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16. On December 21, 2013, Roy 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.

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17. Roy Jones 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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18. Roy 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 Intercontinental cruiserweight championship.

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

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

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

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

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

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24. Roy Jones 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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25. Roy Jones 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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26. Roy Jones was heavily favored to win, but Tarver knocked him down at 1:31 of the second round.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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36. In 1998, Roy Jones 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 was ahead on two of the judges scorecards.

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

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

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40. Roy Jones 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 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 defended his super middleweight title successfully multiple times.

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

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

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

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

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

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