Roy Jones Jr: Record, KOs, height, losses and everything you need to know ahead of Mike Tyson clash

All the former four weight world champion’s key professional statistics ahead of his mouth-watering heavyweight bout with Mike Tyson on BT Sport Box Office.

Published: 20 November 2020 - 2.13pm

Ex-four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.

The 51-year-old makes his ring return against former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in a bout for the ages on Saturday 28 November on BT Sport Box Office.

One of the most recognisable faces in boxing history, he held multiple world championships in four weight classes, including titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.

Here, we take you through Jones’ key career stats ahead of his clash with Tyson.

Tyson vs Jones Jr

The iconic Mike Tyson returns to the ring to face four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr. Watch exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office from 1am on Saturday 28 November.

Roy Jones Jr: Amateur career

Jones Jr enjoyed a stellar boxing upbringing, ending his amateur career with a 121-13 record.

He represented the United States at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, winning a silver medal in the light middleweight division after a hugely contentious decision awarded opponent Park Si-Hun the victory.

He also won the 1984 United States National Junior Olympics and the 1986 and 1987 United States National Golden Gloves. 

Roy Jones Jr: Record

Jones Jr won 66 and lost 9 of his 75 professional bouts.

He is the only boxer in history to start his professional career at light middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight title.

Roy Jones Jr: Knockouts

Jones Jr won 47 of his 75 fights by KO.

Roy Jones Jr: Height

Jones Jr is 5ft 11in (180cm).

Roy Jones Jr: Reach

Jones Jr has a reach of 74in (188cm).

Roy Jones Jr: Weight

Jones Jr famously moved up through the weight divisions during his storied career and he stated he is likely to be around the cruiserweight limit of 200 pounds when he faces Tyson.

Roy Jones Jr: Trainer

Jones Jr is trained by American Tom Yankello.

Yankello had stopped working with the former pound-for-pound great in 2014 but they linked up again after Jones announced the Tyson bout.

Roy Jones Jr: Next fight

Jones Jr meets Tyson in a hugely-anticipated match-up between two of the most legendary boxers of all time on Saturday 28 November.

Roy Jones Jr: Losses

Jones Jr has lost nine professional bouts, with the majority coming later in his career.

His first defeat came via disqualification against Montell Griffin in 1997, but he swiftly avenged the defeat five months later with a stunning KO.

He lost three successive fights in 2004 and 2005 in the light heavyweight division to Glen Johnson and twice to Antonio Tarver.

He has further losses to Joe Calzaghe, Danny Green, Bernard Hopkins, Denis Lebedev and Enzo Maccarinelli on his record.

Roy Jones Jr: Fighting style

Stylistically, Jones Jr has a unique and unorthodox technique, relying on hand speed, agility and ring generalship.

He was often seen with his hands down, utilising his famous lightning quick speed and head movement to make his opponents miss before making them pay.

 

Jones Jr returns to the ring against Mike Tyson in a bout for the ages on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday 28 November.