Roy Jones Jr. is a professional boxer who has an estimated net worth of over $55 million. He is also a boxing trainer, actor, boxing commentator as well as a rapper. He is best known for his successful career path as a boxer. Jone’s championships, titles as well as his medals too.
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Biography & Wiki
Roy Jones Jr. was born in 1969 on 16 January to Carol and Roy Sr. His birthplace was Pensacola, Florida. Despite being a celebrity, Roy Jones has successfully managed to keep his personal life a secret.
Jones started his career 1984. He took part in the United States National Junior Olympics. Also, the United States National Golden Gloves of 1986 and 1987. He won a silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games where he represented the United States. The boxer he lost to was Park Si-Hun who hails from South Korea.
His professional career started in 1989 on 6 May. Jones beat Bernard Hopkins and as a result won the IBF Middleweight Championship of 1993. He lost to Montell Griffin. That is the reason he lost the WBU Light Heavyweight title.
In 2003, he defeated John Ruiz, became the WBA Heavyweight champion and held over ten champions. In the following year, he got his second loss to Antonio Tarver and other three followed. Two of them were from Tarver.
He and Tarver had a boxing rematch in 2004 on 15 May. He was the first round but eventually lost. That same year he fought against Glen Johnson in Memphis. Jones also lost in that and yet another game with Tarver.That is when Jones returned to World Championship Boxing show aired on HBO. There, Jones was their commentator. The HBO let him go not long after he came back due to his supposed lack of commitment exhibited in his reporting in 2006.
Roy went back to boxing. his comeback was all about wins until he lost three consecutive matches. In 2011 he embarked on his journey as a Cruiserweight boxer.
Roy’s debut album was released in the year 2001. It contained a hit single called Y’all Must’ve Forgot. Body Head Bangerz which is a group he formed released an album in 2004. Among those featured are Bun B of UGK, Mike Jones, Petey Pablo, Juvenile, Lil’ Flip and B.G. just to mention a few.
Awards & Achievements
He later earned a silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympic games. In the year before the above mentioned one, Jones triumphed the United States National Golden Gloves. Others are IBF Middleweight Championship, WBA Heavyweight champion, and WBU Cruiserweight title.
Net Worth of Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones Jr. has an estimated net worth of over $55 million as of 2017. Roy’s gets most of his earnings from professional boxing. He started his career while he was very young. As an amateur, Jones has represented the United States. Others include selling his music albums as well as those of his group.
Besides that, Jones is an actor, sports commentator as well as a promoter. All the above has significantly contributed to the net worth that Roy has.
Roy Jones Jr. is a boxer who has won many Championship over the years. He started boxing in 1987, and the professional career debuted in 1989. Jones is the only boxer who begun as a light middleweight and has later won a heavyweight title. This man, according to The Boxing Writers Association of America, was the fighter of the decade between 1990 and 1998. Roy is also a personal trainer, rapper, an actor as well as sports commentator.