Calzaghe retires from boxing undefeated

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Former super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe retired from boxing Thursday with an unblemished 46-0 career record.

Calzaghe's hand injury postpones fight

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- Undefeated Englishman Joe Calzaghe injured his right hand training for his scheduled Sept. 20 bout with Roy Jones Jr., postponing the fight.
CBS cancels 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

CBS cancels 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- CBS has canceled its reality competition series "Secret Talents of the Stars" after only one episode aired, Variety.com said Thursday.
O'Hurley to be host of 'Secret Talents'

O'Hurley to be host of 'Secret Talents'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality John O'Hurley has been named host of the new TV competition series "Secret Talents of the Stars," CBS announced Thursday.
CBS to air 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

CBS to air 'Secret Talents of the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Sixteen celebrities have signed on to compete in the new U.S. television series "Secret Talents of the Stars," CBS announced.

Religious right seen split on '08 race

LYNCHBURG, Va., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Christian political conservatives, who have formed a major voting bloc in recent decades, appear divided on whom to support for U.S. president in 2008.

Roy Jones Jr. wins comeback bout

BOISE, Idaho, July 30 (UPI) -- Roy Jones Jr. made a successful return to boxing Saturday night, capturing the NABO light-heavyweight title over Prince Badi Ajamu in Boise, Idaho.

Tarver again beats Roy Jones, Jr.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Antonio Tarver scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Roy Jones Jr. Saturday night in a light heavyweight bout in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Hopkins seeks to have decision vacated

LAS VEGAS, July 20 (UPI) -- Bernard Hopkins went to court Wednesday to overturn his 12-round split decision loss to Jermain Taylor last Saturday in their middle-weight title bout.

Tarver regains light-heavywight crown

MEMPHIS, June 19 (UPI) -- Antonio Tarver won a unanimous decision over Glen Johnson in a light-heavyweight title fight in Memphis Saturday night.

Roy Jones Jr. to fight in Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore., July 21 (UPI) -- A dispute between boxer Roy Jones Jr. and the promoter arranging for him to fight in Memphis has resulted in the fight moving to Portland, Ore.

World Boxing Council goes broke

MEXICO CITY, June 11 (UPI) -- The World Boxing Council was forced to file for bankruptcy Friday after court proceedings upheld a $31 million judgment against the organization.

Tarver stuns Roy Jones

LAS VEGAS, May 16 (UPI) -- Antonio Tarver scored a stunning second-round knockout of Roy Jones Jr. in Las Vegas Saturday night to capture the WBC light heavyweight title.

Report: Lennox Lewis to retire

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Lennox Lewis, who endured a star-crossed run as heavyweight champion, will announce his retirement Friday, according to a British radio report.

Toney injured; postpones McCline bout

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- James Toney suffered a torn left Achilles tendon while sparring on Wednesday, forcing him to pull out of his Feb. 7 match against Jameel McCline.
Page 1 of 4
Roy Jones
Antonio Tarver hears the decision that ha lost to Roy Jones Jr. in thier fight at Mandalay Bay for the light heavyweight title on Novemeber 8, 2003. (UPI/Roger Williams)

Roy Jones, Jr. (born January 16, 1969) is an American boxer and current NABO Light heavyweight champion. As a professional he has captured IBF championships in the middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions. He also won the WBA heavyweight title in his only fight in this weight class. He is also noted for holding the WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO, NABF, WBF, and IBA light heavyweight championships at the same time. For many years, he was regarded as the champion of boxing. Jones was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1990s by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Jones had a very successful career as an amateur boxer: He won the 1984 United States National Junior Olympics in the 119 lb (54 kg) weight division, the 1986 United States National Golden Gloves in the 139 lb (63 kg) weight division and the 1987 United States National Golden Gloves in the 156 lb (71 kg) weight division. Jones, however, lost a decision to amateur rival Gerald McClellan, who went on to become the WBO and WBC middleweight champion in the early '90s. They never managed to fight each other as a pro due to the injuries McClellan sustained in his bout with the world super-middleweight champion Nigel Benn in London in 1995. As an amateur, Jones ended his career with a 121-13 record.

Jones represented the United States at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, where he won the silver medal. Jones dominated his opponents, never losing a single round en route to the final. His participation in the final proved to be hugely controversial when he lost a highly disputed 3-2 decision. Jones lost to South Korean fighter Park Si-Hun, despite pummeling Park for three rounds, landing 86 punches to Park's 32. Allegedly, Park himself apologized to Jones afterward. One judge shortly thereafter admitted the decision was a mistake, and all three judges voting against Jones were eventually suspended. An official IOC investigation concluding in 1997 found that three of the judges were wined and dined by Korean officials, but the IOC still officially stands by the decision. Jones was awarded the Val Barker trophy as the best stylistic boxer of the 1988 games, which was only the third and to this day the last time in the competition's history when the award didn't go to one of the gold medal winners. The incident, along with another highly disputed decision against American Michael Carbajal in the same games, led Olympic organizers to establish a new scoring system for Olympic boxing.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Roy Jones."
Most Popular
Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character
'Duck Dynasty' star Sadie Robertson to join 'DWTS'
Ukraine claims Russian offensive on third front
Justin Bieber compares fender bender to Princess Diana's car crash
Kanye West reveals his father was a paparazzo