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