Roy Jones Jr. is an American boxer, born on the 16th of January, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida, USA. While also developing sequential interests in music and acting, Jones is most notably known as an all-time American boxer, winning a host of trophies to his name in an exciting career. What has distinguished Jones from other relatable boxers is the astounding sense of flexibility, charisma and consistency he has displayed throughout his 25-year long boxing career. He easily climbed up the categorical ladders in the sport, starting off in the lightweight class and eventually being recognized as one of the most stealth heavyweight boxers of all time. Jones is also the only American boxer to have won the WBA heavyweight championship, previously recognized only in the middle weight category. The 1990s was one of the most successful decades for Jones, having been awarded the Fighter of the Decade Award.
While Jones officially started boxing in the secondary leagues as early as 1984, he only turned professional in 1989 when he overwhelming defeated Ricky Randall in two successive rounds. Before that, he represented the United States in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, bringing home a silver medal. After subsequently defeating Stephan Johnson in another stunning knockout blow, Jones took on Jorge Castro and won the 10-round game in front of a national audience. A year later, he took out Bernard Hopkins with a unanimous decision, only to be awarded the IBF Middleweight Championship. The following year, the true greatness of Jones shone to light in a face-off with undefeated middleweight champion James Toney. In the 12-round match-up, Jones bamboozled his opponent and wore him out until finally landing the winning punch. Toney had been undefeated in 46 matches. Throughout 1996, Jones defended his title magnificently against big names such as Antoine Byrd and former IBF Lightweight Champion Vinny Pazienza. In a rather estranged turn of events, Jones saw his first loss in a match against Montell Griffin, for hitting him twice