Roy Levesta Jones jr. a.k.a. Roy Jones Jr, is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator and a boxer trainer. Between 1989 to 2018, he competed professionally, earning multiple world championships in four weight classes: middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. Besides, he is famous as a rapper and actor.
The only boxer in history to began as a pro at junior middleweight as well as winning a heavyweight title, Jones Jr. was born on 16th January 1969. The fifty-year-old holds a dual nationality American and Russian who came from an African ethnic background. He recently got more highlights after he agreed to fight former World champion boxer Mike Tyson in an exhibition match.
As of 2020, Roy Jones' net worth is approximately $10 million. No to mention, he earned his wealth widely through his boxing career and added extra value to it through his career as a rapper and actor.
Reportedly, during his boxing career, he pursued jaw-dropping via $55 million from guaranteed purses, Pay Per View bonuses, and sponsors (before taxes and various fees). However, Roy went through a financial crisis where he faced loss lost much of his wealth due to failed business ventures, particularly real estate investments which flopped. Additionally, the capital he invested in a recording studio could not rise. In 2014, he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The following year, he received $3 million worth of IRS debt.
By 2018, most of his properties were put up for auction to full debts accrued by one of his companies. Among that one was occupied by his father, Roy Jones, Sr. which had been forced to set up a GoFundMe to help find Sr. a new place to live and this created a huge buzz.
Roy Jones is married to Natlyn Washington. Reportedly, the couple got together as a teenager. Roy and Natlyn dated, tied the knot and started a family by the early 2000s. The couple shares three children together named, Roy III, DeShaun, and DeAndre.
Besides, he prefers his personal life low key. But once he got caught into scandal after the boxer’s private information and nude photos were leaked by fellow boxer Stacey Louise Reile. As reported, Stacey took revenge when refused to leave his wife for her.
Roy is the son of Roy Jones Sr., a Vietnam war veteran, and a middleweight boxer. His father fought Marvin Hagler on June 10, 1977, on the undercard of the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Vinnie DeBarros fight where Jones Sr. was knocked out in the third round and received $1,500 to Leonard's $50,000. Raised in a family with a boxing tradition, Jones Jr. got involved in competitions from a tender age.
As reported CBS Sports, two boxing legendry Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson will return to the ring this year and square off in an exhibition fight. On 12th September the two will face each other with oversized gloves with the intent to not score a knockout.
Tyson teased the pay-per-view fight posting a video, captioning "I. AM. BACK,". He fought in June 2005. On the other side, Jones last fought in 2018.
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