Roy Jones Jr. a personality who is recognized by many nick names such as Superman, Captain Hook, RJ etc is professionally a boxer(born January 16, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida, USA) — despite of his successful boxing career he also showed his skills as an actor, he is also a professional rapper, boxing trainer and boxing commentator. His full name is Roy Levesta Jones.
Roy Jones Jr. has a great professional boxing record — he has won 62 fights out of 71 with 45 KOs. In his career he of-course earned lot of fame and money.
Roy Jones Jr. net worth
Roy Jones Jr. is a renowned boxer who has a very successful career. He has won many big fights in which he won many championships and titles. He also has worked in two Hollywood movies, he also started his singing career in 2001 with his first album release.
In 2004, he also formed a group of rappers “Body Head Bangerz”, and released their first album. Due to his hard work and efforts — he has managed to live a luxurious life. Jones’ net worth is more than $45 million dollars as of 2012.
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Roy Jones initial Achievements
His initial achievements include 1998 Olympics where he won a silver medal for his country. In his teen he won United States National Junior Olympics — he continued his achievements in 1986 and 1987 where he won National Golden Gloves as an amateur boxer.
RJ’s Career achievements
In 1988, RJ won a silver medal in Seoul Olympic games. 1989 turned to be a great year for him — he become a professional boxer in the same year — then in 1993 he won IBF Middleweight Championship by beating Bernard Hopkins.(another boxing giant)
Roy Jones Jr. continued his winning streak with 34 consecutive wins until 1997 when he was beaten by Montell Griffin as he was disqualified for hitting a downed opponent — this lose is a disappointing point of his career because he not only lost the match but also the WBC Light Heavyweight title.
But as a fighter Roy Jones never gave up — he won WBA Heavyweight championship in 2003 by defeating John Ruiz. Till the end of 2003, Jones had managed to carry 10 championships with him before he was beaten by Antonio Tarver in 2004.
Jones’ Career Downfall
2004 and 2005 were terrible years for RJ as he lost three fights in a row which include two defeats against Tarver. In December 2013 RJ defeated Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf to become WBU Cruiserweight champion.
Roy Jones Jr. Career Awards
Roy Levesta Jones was awarded by a title “Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s” by The Boxing Writers Association of America. He also contributed in singing industry by launching his album in 2001.
He was awarded by many other titles too including : Ring Sports Magazine– 1993 Fighter of the Year, 1995 Man of the Year, 1996 Sportsman of the Year, Boxing scene magazines and International Boxing Federation also awarded him for his contribution in the boxing world.
In 2004 his singing batch “Body Head Bangerz” released an album — Jones also appeared in two Hollywood films for the Matrix franchise.