Roy Jones Jr. is one of the world’s most famous boxers. Having enjoyed a remarkable career on either side of the ring, he is a true winner who has revelled on the biggest stages, in both boxing and acting.
Ideal for launch parties, grand openings, meet and greets, Q&As and inspirational speeches, Roy can speak about the ins and outs of a career that has brought the spotlight wherever he’s been.
Jones Jr first came to worldwide attention at the 1988 Olympic Games when he strolled through to the final to play South Korean, Park Si-Hun. Despite settling more than twice the amount of punches as his opponent in the final three rounds, he lost the fight in one of the most controversial judging decisions in boxing history. It would even prompt his opponent to say “I can’t believe they’re doing this to you”. The judges who voted against Jones Jr were later suspended.
After making his name at the Olympics, Jones Jr quickly accelerated his fame at professional level winning his first 34 fights. He would pick up the vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title and IBF middleweight title in that time, which he would retain until 1997. By 1994 he was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring.
He was the only boxer in history to have begun as a fighter in the light middleweight category before going on to win a heavyweight title prompting fellow former pro boxer, George Foreman to say that Jones “hits like a heavyweight and moves like a lightweight.” He would also have the honour of holding seven championship titles at the same time (WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO, NABF, WBF, and IBA).
Jones would later be named Boxer of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America for the 1990s. Throughout his career he racked up an enviable record, and when he retired, beating Scott Sigmon in his final fight, Jones had won 66 of his 75 career bouts, including 47 of them by KO. Known for his speed of movement and punch, Jones is a record holder, having won the most unified light heavyweight title fights in history.
During his boxing career, Jones became hugely popular in the public eye and even had a hit single with Y’all Must’ve Forgot, as well as releasing a host of other solo singles. He would also go onto feature in films that included The Devil’s Advocate, The Sentinel, The Matrix Reloaded, Enter the Matrix, Grudge Match, Creed II and more. In addition to his acting endeavours, he has featured prominently as a boxing commentator and pundit on global television networks.
Ideal as the after dinner speaker at events wishing to tap into Roy Jones Junior’s remarkable career achievements he is able to discuss topics such as peak performance, acting, performing, boxing, overcoming adversity and maximising success.
To book Roy Jones Jr. as the boxing speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency.
When at corporate events, Roy is known to cover the following topics:
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance
- Sporting Success
- Overcoming Adversity
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