|Celebrated Name:||Roy Jones|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Roy Levesta Jones|
|Age:||51 years old|
|Birth Date:||January 16, 1969|
|Birth Place:||Pensacola, Florida, U.S.|
|Nationality:||Dual citizenship (American and Russian)|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Natlyn Jones|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (name)|
|Is Roy Jones Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||US retired professional boxer, boxing trainer, boxing commentator, rapper, and actor|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$12 Million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
Roy Levesta Jones, also called Roy Jones Jr., is a former US professional boxer, boxing trainer, boxing commentator, actor, and rapper. He has served a long tenure in boxing from 1989 to 2018. He held won several world championships in various weight classes, that includes middleweight, light heavyweight, super middleweight, and heavyweight. He is the only boxer throughout history to begin his professional boxing career at junior middleweight. At an amateur level, he represented the US at the Summer Olympics in 1988, to win a silver medal in the junior level middleweight category.
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Early Life & Biography
Roy Jones Jr. was born to the family of boxers in Pensacola, Florida. So, it became obvious that boxing was in his blood. His father named “Roy Jones Sr.” had been an experienced Vietnam war veteran who received a Bronze Star for showing valor after rescuing another soldier. He was also a mid-weight boxer. Roy Jones Jr. started to perform boxing when he was a child. When he became a teenager, he displayed exceptional in the boxing ring. By achieving success in small level boxing tournaments, he later decided to make boxing his professional career.
Roy Jones has never dragged his personal life that comprises his wife and children into the public. He got married to Natlyn Jones. The couple is blessed with two sons. One of them aspires to become an NBA star.
Roy has been accused of having an extramarital affair. In 2014, one of the fellow boxers named Stacey Louise Reile claimed that she had been a mistress of Roy Jones Jr. She also alleged that he promised her to leave his Natlyn and marry her. When he failed to fulfill her promise, Stacey posted photos with Roy in bed on her Instagram account, and also nude photos of Roy and his text messages that he has sent to her.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on January 16, 1969, Roy Jones is 51 years old as of today’s date 3rd April 2020. His height is 5 ft 11 inches tall, and his weight is 79 kg.
In 1984, he was the winner in the 119 lbs weight category. The match took place at the United States National Junior Olympics. After two years, he won his first National Golden Gloves award by registering a win at 139 lbs category.
In 1987, he won under the 156 lbs category. He got selected for the US boxing squad at the Summer Olympic Games that took place in Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. Roy was also involved in the most controversial and infamous Olympic bouts of all time.
He is the winner of the 1984 US National Junior Olympics and US National Golden Gloves in the 1986 and 1987. He received a silver medal in the Seoul Olympic games in 1988 and won the IBF Middleweight competition in 1993.
In 1996, Jones made a sensational victory in the super-midweight championship. He was also able to increase his boxing weight category from lightweight to heavyweight belt and registered a win for himself. Such ability to play in diverse weight categories and achieving WBC victory hasn’t seen in professional boxing since the 19th century.
Awards & Achievements
Joy became the first middleweight champion to have won the heavyweight title in the past 106 years. In 1999, he became an invincible light heavyweight boxing champion by uniting the IBF and WBA titles. When he was at his peak, Jones has been known for possessing outstanding hand speed, movement, reflexes, and athleticism.
Till February 2018, he held the record for his maximum wins in combined light heavyweight championship title spells in the history of boxing. The Ring magazine honored Jones by awarding him the “the Fighter of the Year” award in 1994. The World Boxing Hall of Fame has named him as the “Fighter of the Year” for the year 2003. He has also been the three-time winner of the “Best Boxer ESPY Award” in 1996; 2000; and 2003.
The Boxing Writers Association of the US recognized him with the title “the Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s”.
Net Worth & Salary of Roy Jones in 2020
Jones has been the only boxer to have become a heavyweight champion despite starting his career in the light midweight category. Though a major source of his earnings includes boxing competitions, he also works as a rapper, an actor, and a sports commentator too.
His rap album “Round One” released in 2001. He was also starred in a few films that include “The Devil’s Advocate,” “Universal Soldier: A New Dimension,” Southpaw, and “Cordially Invited.”
Roy’s most significant and the highest-earning fight took place in March 2003 against John Ruiz. He received $10 million and 60% of the total profits from the fight. This fight generated $26 million gross pay for Jones. He also earned $6.375 million from his fight against Antonio Tarver. Before fighting against Tarver, he used to earn around $1.5 million for every fight.
His overall net worth is calculated to be $12 million as of April 2020.
Besides being a professional boxer, this talented boxer is also a US actor, rapper, and sports commentator. By progressing pound for pound, Roy Jones Jr. has made a mark in the history of sports and become successful in winning the WBA heavyweight championship title in the year 2003. By fighting in a diverse category of weight from midweight to heavyweight, he has won several international level boxing championships.