Who is Roy Jones and what is his net worth 2018? Roy Jones is a well known American boxer. He has won over 65 fights out of a total of 74 fights. He has won six world championships in four different weight classes; he has also been a beholder of titles like a Light heavyweight, super heavyweight, middleweight and heavyweight championships. He also won a silver medal in 1998 Summer Olympics.
Roy Levesta Jones Jr. was born on 16th January in 1969 to Carol Jones and Roy Jones. He was raised with two complete opposite parents, while the boxing star explains his mother to be an angel. His father was an ex-fighter and Vietnam Veteran, who was very cruel and harsh with his son and often beat him for no reason. Many people would see his father’s treatment with him to be a cycle of abuse, but Roy sees it as a technique which his father used to make him tough and strong.
He has described his childhood, as a pain cycle, he was really scared of his father growing up. He claims that his father would just find random reasons to beat him.
Roy Sr., his father owned his own gym, this played a significant role in his career as Roy was forced by his father to train in the gym under his strict administration which has also helped him in growing as a boxer.
Despite growing up in the brutal environment, Roy came out of all his childhood troubles, using his strength and talent. He is a true inspiration who have motivated thousands of boxers around the world.
Roy Jones holds a dual citizenship, of America as well as Russia since 2015. However, the boxing star is banned from entering Ukraine, because of the dispute between the Ukraine and the Russian government.
He started off his amateur career in 1984. In 1988, he also won silver in Olympic Games, which kind of boosted of his career.
He has defeated players like Felix Trinidad, Joe Calzaghe, Jeff Lacy, Antonio Tarver, John Ruiz, Denis Lebedev, Max Alexander, Vyron Philips, Bobby Gunn, Rodney Moore and Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf etc.
Roy also released an album called ‘Round One’ in 2001. This album also featured Body Head Bangerz. Later Roy Jones also joined the group and launched a few albums with them. Some of his solo’s include ‘Y’all Must’ve Forgot’, ‘Battle of the Super Powers’ and ‘And Still’.
He has also appeared in multiple Hollywood movies like ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, ‘The Sentinel’, ‘Enter The Matrix’, ‘Universal Soldier: A New Dimension’, ‘Southpaw’, ‘Cordially Invited’, and ‘The Matrix Reloaded’.
Roy’s name has also been Hall of Fame’s World Boxing category since 2003. He was also titled as the 1990’s Fighter of the Decade by BWAA (Boxing Writers Association of America). He has also won three Best Boxer ESPY Awards. He has won 65 awards out of 74 matches, out of which 47 wins were from knockouts.
Roy Jones Net Worth
Roy Jones has an estimated net worth of over $50 million. Roy Jones earns millions of dollars by punching some of the biggest boxers in the world. The Olympic champion is also known for endorsing multiple sports and fitness brands.
Roy Jones is without a doubt one of the best American boxers in the world. He has won almost every prestigious boxing championship in his career, from Olympic to WBA in different weight categories. There is a reason that this superstar is named Superman, there is definitely no other match of Roy Jones in the court, once he turns on his beast mode.