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Roy Levesta Jones junior ist ein ehemaliger russisch-US-amerikanischer Profiboxer und ehemaliger Weltmeister in fünf Gewichtsklassen. Jones galt von 19als nahezu unbesiegbar und als bester Boxer der Welt nach der Klassifikation Pound. Roy Levesta Jones junior (russisch Рой Левеста Джонс-младший, wiss. Transliteration Roj Levesta Džons-mladšij; * Januar in Pensacola, Florida) ist. ''Mein Gott, wie kann einer so gut sein?'', diese Frage stellte ich mir immer und immer wieder, als ich in den 90er Jahren erstmals Roy Jones Jr. boxen sah. Roy Levesta Jones junior ist ein ehemaliger russisch-US-amerikanischer Profiboxer und ehemaliger Weltmeister in fünf Gewichtsklassen. Der Zukünftige Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. hat seiner Karriere endlich ein Ende bereitet und ist am Donnerstagabend zu einem einstimmigen.

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Man kann es kaum glauben, aber Roy Jones jr (65(47)-9(5)-0), Idol und Vorbild einer ganzen Generation von Boxern und Boxfans, hat seinen. Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions – Silvestri Ln, Las Vegas – Mit bewertet, basierend auf Bewertungen „"Let's Support Boxing," you may. Um dos melhores boxeadores de todos os tempos!!! One of the best boxers of all time! Einer der besten Boxer aller Zeiten! L'un des meilleurs boxeurs de tous. Roy Jones Jr Der ehemalige UFC-Champion strebt für sein ONE-Debüt ein Legenden-Duell gegen den mehrfachen Box-Weltmeister Roy Jones Jr. an. Um dos melhores boxeadores de todos os tempos!!! One of the best boxers of all time! Einer der besten Boxer aller Zeiten! L'un des meilleurs boxeurs de tous. Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions – Silvestri Ln, Las Vegas – Mit bewertet, basierend auf Bewertungen „"Let's Support Boxing," you may. Man kann es kaum glauben, aber Roy Jones jr (65(47)-9(5)-0), Idol und Vorbild einer ganzen Generation von Boxern und Boxfans, hat seinen. Name:Roy Jones Jr. Geboren am SternzeichenSteinbock - Geburtsort:Pensacola . Am Ende werteten alle drei Punktrichter den Kampf zugunsten von Jones. Trotzdem blieb eine spätere Untersuchung Kinox Tp das IOC ergebnislos. So war die Welt Shakur Stevenson siegt vor leeren Rängen. Der vielseitige Boxer gab sich jedoch mit diesem Erfolg nicht zufrieden, sondern steuerte die Weltmeisterschaftskämpfe im Halbschwergewicht an, die für Herbst angesetzt waren. Awake Serie "Gibt keine zwei Meinungen" min. Detroit Lions. Eintracht Frankfurt. Der Boxer gewann die ersten 16 Profi-Begegnungen alle mit K.

After one more KO, Jones went the distance for the first time against future world champion Jorge Castro , winning a round decision in front of a USA Network national audience.

Jones made his first attempt at a world title on May 22, He beat future Undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins by unanimous decision in Washington, D.

Jones was ahead on all three judges scorecards three times. Jones reminded the world of this claim on his hit single "Ya'll Must've Forgot" later in his career.

For his next fight, he fought another future world champion, Thulane "Sugar Boy" Malinga , in a non-title affair.

Jones beat Malinga by knockout in six rounds. Jones finished the year with another win, beating Fermin Chirino by decision.

On November 18, , Jones was set to face undefeated IBF super middleweight Champion James Toney , who was ranked highly in the "pound for pound" rankings.

Billed as "The Uncivil War", Toney vs. Jones was heavily hyped and on PPV. Jones, for the first time in his career, was the underdog.

Over the course of the round unanimous decision, Jones demonstrated his greatness. He danced circles around Toney, utilizing his speed and athleticism to dictate the action, and landing quick combinations whenever Toney pressured him.

Jones scored a flash knockdown in the third round with a leaping left hook after goading Toney by imitating a fighting cock.

The fight generated , pay-per-view buys. In , Jones defended his super middleweight title successfully multiple times.

This was the first time a championship fight took place at Pensacola. In the fourth round, Jones became the first fighter in CompuBox history to go an entire round without being hit by his opponent.

Pazienza was credited with throwing five punches and landing zero. In , Jones maintained his winning ways, defeating Merqui Sosa by knockout in two and future world champion Eric Lucas in round He had played a basketball game in the morning and defended his boxing title in Jacksonville, Florida that evening.

He also held a press conference in the ring just before his 3rd bout of the year, taking questions from a chair in the middle of the ring and defending his choice of Bryant Brannon as his opponent instead of Frankie Liles , his nemesis from the amateurs.

Jones scored a knockdown just before the bell at the end of round Griffin was trained by the legendary Eddie Futch , who had taught him how to take advantage of Jones technical mistakes and lack of basic boxing fundamentals.

Griffin jumped out to an early lead on Jones but by round 9 Jones was ahead on the scorecards by a point and had Griffin on the canvas early in round nine.

But as Griffin took a knee on the canvas to avoid further punishment, Jones hit him twice. Subsequently, Jones was disqualified and lost his title.

At the time of disqualification, Jones was ahead on two of the judges scorecards , , Jones sought an immediate rematch five months later at Foxwoods Resort , Connecticut , USA and regained the World Light Heavyweight title easily, knocking Griffin down within the first 20 seconds of the fight, then ending the fight by knocking Griffin out 2 minutes and 31 seconds in with a leaping left hand shot.

The fight took place in a bingo hall before a sellout crowd of 4, In , Jones began by knocking out former light heavyweight and future cruiserweight champion Virgil Hill in four rounds with a huge right hand to the body that broke one of Hill's ribs.

Jones had to climb off the canvas for the first time in his career, as he was dropped in round eight, but continued to outbox Del Valle throughout the rest of the fight and gained a unanimous decision.

Jones then followed with a defense against Otis Grant. He retained the crown by knocking Grant out in ten rounds.

Jones dropped Johnson in the first round and hard in the third round, but backed off and allowed Reggie to finish the fight.

The year began with Jones easily beating the hard-punching David Telesco via a round decision on January 15, at Radio City Music Hall to retain his titles.

Jones reportedly fractured his wrist a few weeks before this fight and fought almost exclusively one-handed.

He entered the ring surrounded by the famous group of dancers, The Rockettes. His next fight was also a first time boxing event for a venue, as he traveled to Indianapolis and retained his title with an round technical knockout over Richard Hall at the Conseco Fieldhouse.

Jones ended with a round stoppage of undefeated Eric Harding in New Orleans. The three judges scored it , , all for Jones.

In , Jones retained his title by knocking out Australian boxer Glen Kelly in seven rounds via knockout. Jones put both hands behind his back.

As Kelly moved in behind a jab, Jones went over the jab with a right to the head. Kelly went down and was counted out. Before this bout, Jones was controversially awarded The Ring Championship belt, despite Dariusz Michalczewski still being regarded as the Lineal champion in the same weight class.

Jones then defeated future world champion, WBC 1 Clinton Woods by technical knockout before a crowd of 16, He performed a song from his CD during his ring entrance.

The bout was stopped in round 6 after Woods' corner threw in the towel. Jones became the first former middleweight title holder to win a Heavyweight title in years.

Ruiz had no guarantee. Jones won by majority decision, the judges giving him —, — and — On May 15, , Jones faced Tarver in a rematch.

Jones was heavily favored to win, but Tarver knocked him down at of the second round. Jones had won the first round Tarver only landed two punches in the first round , but in the second, as Jones tried a combination, he was caught by a big counter left hook from Tarver.

Jones got on his feet by the count, but for the first time in his career was ruled unable to continue by referee Jay Nady.

Jones lay on the canvas for three minutes after being counted out. After almost a year away from the ring, focusing on training and working as an analyst for HBO Boxing, Jones scheduled a third fight with Antonio Tarver, on October 1, , a sellout crowd of 20, at the St.

For only the second time in his career, Jones was considered an underdog going into the fight. Tarver won by unanimous decision —, —, — and had Jones out on his feet in the 12th round.

Despite being clearly behind from early in the contest, there was little urgency in either Jones' corner or his performance as he seemed content to make it to the end of the fight following his back-to-back knockout losses.

He would welcome a fourth bout with Tarver or another duel with Johnson. His return to the network was short lived, as Jones was let go from his ringside analyst role in January HBO cited his reported lack of commitment to attending the network's production meetings.

Ajamu also lost two points for repeated low blows in round seven and one more in round eight.

Hanshaw was ranked 11th by the IBF at super middleweight. Jones won the bout by unanimous decision , , to claim the vacant International Boxing Council light heavyweight title.

This was also the last fight of Trinidad's career. However, Calzaghe claimed injury to his right hand in training, so the fight had to be postponed a couple of weeks, with November 8 being set as the new date.

In the first round, Jones caught Calzaghe with an uppercut and knocked him down, as well as cutting the Welshman on the bridge of the nose.

However, Jones failed to capitalize on the knock down. In the 2nd round Calzaghe began to control the action and dominated Jones throughout the remainder of the fight.

As the fight progressed Jones absorbed more and more punishment and suffered a cut over his left eye. Jones' corner, who had never seen Roy cut before, didn't know how to properly handle the situation and blood covered the left side of his face.

Ultimately, Jones lost by unanimous decision, winning only one round in the first on the 3 official judges cards.

There was a crowd of 14, The fight aired in the UK on Setanta Sports after 4. Sheika had previously defeated Glen Johnson, who had knocked out Jones in and came into this fight having lost six of his last ten bouts.

It was only his second fight since September Jones came in ranked as the 6 light heavyweight in the world by The Ring. On August 15, , Jones beat former super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy , 17 KOs in 10 rounds after Lacy's corner stopped the fight.

Lacy had tried to pin Jones on the ropes throughout the fight, but Jones was unaffected by the tactic and seemed more worried about playing to the crowd than about Lacy's punches.

There was a discussion in Lacy's corner after the ninth round about stopping it, but Lacy, convinced his team to give him another round.

Jones was ahead on all three judges scorecards at the time of stoppage , , In the weeks leading up to this fight, there were reports in the newspapers indicating difficulties getting Roy's sparring partners into Australia.

Jones was initially gracious in his humbling defeat, stating that "We don't make excuses, it was a great performance by Danny.

After going the distance, Hopkins was awarded with a unanimous decision , twice. Hopkins collapsed to his knees in his dressing room, drained from a brutal fight and exhausted by the end of his year wait for revenge against Jones.

Lebedev had just come off a controversial split decision loss to Marco Huck. At the time, Lebedev was ranked 4 at cruiserweight by The Ring.

The promoters expected a sell out. Lebedev knocked Jones out with 2 seconds left in their round bout.

After round 9, the scorecards read 87—84, 85—86, 90— The controversy arose when Lebedev punched Jones, when it was, to some, clear that Jones was not responsive and was out on his feet.

The final punch put Jones out cold on the canvas and he did not regain his senses for more than 5 minutes amid active medical help.

He did this repeatedly in the fight. So I thought Jones was doing the same thing here, trying to deceive Lebedev in the final seconds of the fight in order to lure Denis in to land a big punch [which Jones managed to do in the previous round].

Jones won a round unanimous decision against Max Alexander on December 10, , in Atlanta, snapping a three-match losing streak, and winning the Universal Boxing Organisation UBO Intercontinental cruiserweight championship.

Jones rarely pressed over the first seven rounds, but put together several combinations in the eighth and 10th rounds to beat Alexander.

After the fight, Jones said, "I'm feeling wonderful. I want a cruiserweight title, the world title", said Jones, who weighed in at pounds.

I'm not through yet. On October 28, , it was announced that Jones would be fighting former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli , 35, who had a career record of 40 wins and 7 losses, for the WBA 'super' world cruiserweight title.

However, this was a 'false rumour'. It was however announced that they would fight on December 12, , in a non-title cruiserweight battle.

After an evenly matched 3 rounds, the 4th round started more in Maccarinelli's favour. Halfway through the round, Maccarinelli dropped Jones with an uppercut.

Jones beat the count and carried on for 10—12 seconds more with his gloves to his face, eating several more uppercuts.

Against the ropes, he then absorbed a huge right hook which caused him to stiffen and fall face down on the canvas. Phillips, who fought in his first boxing match, was in MMA bouts and as an amateur boxer.

The fight headlined the "Island Fights 38" card, an ongoing series that combines boxing matches and MMA bouts on the same show.

Jones last fought in Pensacola in March , when he knocked out Paul Vasquez in the first round. Moore did not fight between and and has lost nine consecutive fights, although only one of them came by knockout.

That was a second-round stoppage to top cruiserweight contender Murat Gassiev 13 months ago. It was noted that Jones incurred a tear in his right biceps in round five and fought the rest of the bout one handed and admitted after the bout the healing time required for his torn right biceps probably meant the end of his long career.

On December 2, , David Feldman Promotions confirmed a fight between Jones and undefeated bare-knuckle fighter and former world title challenger Bobby Gunn would be announced for February 17, , for the vacant WBF Cruiserweight championship at a press conference on December 6 at the Chase Center in Delaware.

At the time of announcement, Gunn was a former IBA cruiserweight champion and bare-knuckle heavyweight champion, with a record of with 72 knockouts.

Jones spoke of his long-awaited desire to fight Gunn, "I always do things that people don't expect me to do.

I promised Bobby a long time ago that I would give him the opportunity, and I am a man of my word. Come February 17th, I am going to shock the world again.

Gunn injured his nose and was out boxed by Jones throughout seven rounds. In the post fight, Jones and Gunn both embraced. Jones spoke about his desire to continue his boxing career further, "Anything is possible, I'm not going to make an immediate decision.

Why would I stop when I looked that good though? I want a shot at a cruiserweight title I do intend on fighting and we'll see what happens in the future.

I looked good. Jones had previously headlined Island Fights, which is a show that included both boxing and MMA bouts. Speaking of the event, Jones said, "My last day at the Bay.

It's my last one for the bayfront Civic Center, Pensacola, Bayfront Arena, whatever you want to call it. So if you want to come to see my last day in Pensacola, be there February 8.

That's my last one there. All three judges scored the fight in favour of Jones. Jones landed an uppercut in round 5 which knocked Sigmon's mouthpiece out.

In round 6, Sigmon began throwing more punches, although they were weak combinations easily blocked by Jones.

Jones was also able to counter most of the shots Sigmon threw. After the fight, Jones stated he had fought with a bicep injury.

He also called for a boxing match against year-old former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. In the post-fight interview, he said, "I knew Scott was tough, I knew Scott was game and I knew Scott would keep coming.

However, I don't make excuses, but last week I tore my biceps in my left arm again and I refused to pull out. Other than that [fight], chapter closed.

Jones was born in Pensacola, Florida , [] to two very different parents. His mother, Carol, was warm and easy-going, whereas his father, Roy Sr.

A decorated Vietnam veteran, ex-club fighter and retired aircraft engineer who had taken up hog farming, Roy Sr. This behavior never really changed; if anything it became more brutal as Roy Jr.

Many people would call Roy's father's treatment out-and-out abuse, but he believed he had a good reason for it: to make Roy Jr.

In this pursuit, he was relentless and Roy Jr. Jones described his childhood in Sports Illustrated : "After a while I didn't care about gettin' hurt or dyin' anymore.

I was in pain all day, every day, I was so scared of my father. He'd pull up in his truck and start lookin' for something I'd done wrong.

There was no escape, no excuse, no way out of nothin'. Getting' hurt or dyin' might've been better than the life I was livin'.

Used to think about killin' myself anyway. Roy Sr. He offered direction to numerous youths and steered many of them away from trouble.

But towards his own son he was merciless, driving Roy Jr. Using his birds as an image for his own predicament, Jones said in the same Sports Illustrated piece: "I spent all my life in my dad's cage.

I could never be percent of who I am until I left it. But because of him, nothing bothers me. I'll never face anything stronger and harder than what I already have.

But his father's violence paid him well—after some quick successes initially in his career including United States National Junior Olympics victory—Jones' hard work started paying him off.

He explained that he often visits Russia for business activity, and a passport would avoid inconvenient rides.

Jones was known for his unique and unorthodox fighting style that defied many of boxing's oldest traditions. His style relied heavily on his great hand speed, quickness, reflexes, ring IQ and knockout power which were often the deciding factors in most of his fights during his prime.

He had such hand speed that he could often throw hooks in rapid succession. He was nicknamed "Captain Hook", because he would deliver four or five hooks in a row from different angles.

But he would also mix it up with a variety of punches to keep his opponents guessing. Jones' style often saw him with his hands down and relying on head movement to evade his opponent's punches.

He used his cat-like reflexes to bob and weave, slip and counter his opponent. Jones was a master at this sort of style, and used this to his advantage by sticking his chin out to bait his opponents into hitting him, only to pull back and counter the off-balance opponent with his own punches.

He also rarely led with the jab and instead was known for leading with leaping left hooks or the right cross.

Immediately after his second fight with Montell Griffin, Former heavyweight champion George Foreman remarked that Jones did not need a jab to setup his punches due to his extraordinary quickness and that he is probably the only boxer in history he could say that about.

He also been quoted as saying that Jones, "hits like a heavyweight and moves like a lightweight. Jones is also said to have integrated cockfighting into his boxing style, often using exaggerated feints to catch his opponents off-balance.

He also had the ability to land punches from odd angles that his opponents failed to see and his unusual style was very difficult to adjust to for most opponents who often struggled to find sparring partners that could mimic his unique style.

Roy was much faster. In , High Frequency Boxing's John DiMaio wrote "The early evidence points toward the real possibility that Jones is the greatest talent this sport has ever seen.

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Jones rarely pressed over the first seven rounds, but put together several combinations in the eighth and 10th rounds to beat Alexander.

After the fight, Jones said, "I'm feeling wonderful. I want a cruiserweight title, the world title", said Jones, who weighed in at pounds.

I'm not through yet. On October 28, , it was announced that Jones would be fighting former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli , 35, who had a career record of 40 wins and 7 losses, for the WBA 'super' world cruiserweight title.

However, this was a 'false rumour'. It was however announced that they would fight on December 12, , in a non-title cruiserweight battle.

After an evenly matched 3 rounds, the 4th round started more in Maccarinelli's favour. Halfway through the round, Maccarinelli dropped Jones with an uppercut.

Jones beat the count and carried on for 10—12 seconds more with his gloves to his face, eating several more uppercuts. Against the ropes, he then absorbed a huge right hook which caused him to stiffen and fall face down on the canvas.

Phillips, who fought in his first boxing match, was in MMA bouts and as an amateur boxer. The fight headlined the "Island Fights 38" card, an ongoing series that combines boxing matches and MMA bouts on the same show.

Jones last fought in Pensacola in March , when he knocked out Paul Vasquez in the first round. Moore did not fight between and and has lost nine consecutive fights, although only one of them came by knockout.

That was a second-round stoppage to top cruiserweight contender Murat Gassiev 13 months ago.

It was noted that Jones incurred a tear in his right biceps in round five and fought the rest of the bout one handed and admitted after the bout the healing time required for his torn right biceps probably meant the end of his long career.

On December 2, , David Feldman Promotions confirmed a fight between Jones and undefeated bare-knuckle fighter and former world title challenger Bobby Gunn would be announced for February 17, , for the vacant WBF Cruiserweight championship at a press conference on December 6 at the Chase Center in Delaware.

At the time of announcement, Gunn was a former IBA cruiserweight champion and bare-knuckle heavyweight champion, with a record of with 72 knockouts.

Jones spoke of his long-awaited desire to fight Gunn, "I always do things that people don't expect me to do.

I promised Bobby a long time ago that I would give him the opportunity, and I am a man of my word. Come February 17th, I am going to shock the world again.

Gunn injured his nose and was out boxed by Jones throughout seven rounds. In the post fight, Jones and Gunn both embraced. Jones spoke about his desire to continue his boxing career further, "Anything is possible, I'm not going to make an immediate decision.

Why would I stop when I looked that good though? I want a shot at a cruiserweight title I do intend on fighting and we'll see what happens in the future.

I looked good. Jones had previously headlined Island Fights, which is a show that included both boxing and MMA bouts.

Speaking of the event, Jones said, "My last day at the Bay. It's my last one for the bayfront Civic Center, Pensacola, Bayfront Arena, whatever you want to call it.

So if you want to come to see my last day in Pensacola, be there February 8. That's my last one there.

All three judges scored the fight in favour of Jones. Jones landed an uppercut in round 5 which knocked Sigmon's mouthpiece out.

In round 6, Sigmon began throwing more punches, although they were weak combinations easily blocked by Jones. Jones was also able to counter most of the shots Sigmon threw.

After the fight, Jones stated he had fought with a bicep injury. He also called for a boxing match against year-old former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

In the post-fight interview, he said, "I knew Scott was tough, I knew Scott was game and I knew Scott would keep coming.

However, I don't make excuses, but last week I tore my biceps in my left arm again and I refused to pull out.

Other than that [fight], chapter closed. Jones was born in Pensacola, Florida , [] to two very different parents.

His mother, Carol, was warm and easy-going, whereas his father, Roy Sr. A decorated Vietnam veteran, ex-club fighter and retired aircraft engineer who had taken up hog farming, Roy Sr.

This behavior never really changed; if anything it became more brutal as Roy Jr. Many people would call Roy's father's treatment out-and-out abuse, but he believed he had a good reason for it: to make Roy Jr.

In this pursuit, he was relentless and Roy Jr. Jones described his childhood in Sports Illustrated : "After a while I didn't care about gettin' hurt or dyin' anymore.

I was in pain all day, every day, I was so scared of my father. He'd pull up in his truck and start lookin' for something I'd done wrong.

There was no escape, no excuse, no way out of nothin'. Getting' hurt or dyin' might've been better than the life I was livin'.

Used to think about killin' myself anyway. Roy Sr. He offered direction to numerous youths and steered many of them away from trouble.

But towards his own son he was merciless, driving Roy Jr. Using his birds as an image for his own predicament, Jones said in the same Sports Illustrated piece: "I spent all my life in my dad's cage.

I could never be percent of who I am until I left it. But because of him, nothing bothers me. I'll never face anything stronger and harder than what I already have.

But his father's violence paid him well—after some quick successes initially in his career including United States National Junior Olympics victory—Jones' hard work started paying him off.

He explained that he often visits Russia for business activity, and a passport would avoid inconvenient rides. Jones was known for his unique and unorthodox fighting style that defied many of boxing's oldest traditions.

His style relied heavily on his great hand speed, quickness, reflexes, ring IQ and knockout power which were often the deciding factors in most of his fights during his prime.

He had such hand speed that he could often throw hooks in rapid succession. He was nicknamed "Captain Hook", because he would deliver four or five hooks in a row from different angles.

But he would also mix it up with a variety of punches to keep his opponents guessing. Jones' style often saw him with his hands down and relying on head movement to evade his opponent's punches.

He used his cat-like reflexes to bob and weave, slip and counter his opponent. Jones was a master at this sort of style, and used this to his advantage by sticking his chin out to bait his opponents into hitting him, only to pull back and counter the off-balance opponent with his own punches.

He also rarely led with the jab and instead was known for leading with leaping left hooks or the right cross.

Immediately after his second fight with Montell Griffin, Former heavyweight champion George Foreman remarked that Jones did not need a jab to setup his punches due to his extraordinary quickness and that he is probably the only boxer in history he could say that about.

He also been quoted as saying that Jones, "hits like a heavyweight and moves like a lightweight. Jones is also said to have integrated cockfighting into his boxing style, often using exaggerated feints to catch his opponents off-balance.

He also had the ability to land punches from odd angles that his opponents failed to see and his unusual style was very difficult to adjust to for most opponents who often struggled to find sparring partners that could mimic his unique style.

Roy was much faster. In , High Frequency Boxing's John DiMaio wrote "The early evidence points toward the real possibility that Jones is the greatest talent this sport has ever seen.

His skill so dwarfs that of his nearest ranked opposition In , Jones formed a group, Body Head Bangerz and released an album.

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Wikimedia Commons. Download as PDF Printable version. Jones in Light middleweight. Scott Sigmon. Bay Center, Pensacola, Florida, U.

Won vacant WBU German version cruiserweight title. Bobby Gunn. Chase Center, Wilmington, Delaware , U.

Won vacant WBF Foundation cruiserweight title. Rodney Moore. Vyron Phillips. Celebrity Theatre , Phoenix, Arizona , U.

Enzo Maccarinelli. Eric Watkins. Paul Vasquez. Bay Center , Pensacola, Florida, U. Retained WBU German version cruiserweight title.

Willie Williams. Hany Atiyo. Basket-Hall , Krasnodar , Russia. Courtney Fry. Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf. Krylatskoye Sports Palace, Moscow, Russia.

Max Alexander. Civic Center , Atlanta, Georgia , U. Won vacant UBO Intercontinental cruiserweight title. Denis Lebedev. Krylatskoye Sports Palace , Moscow, Russia.

Bernard Hopkins. Apr 3, Danny Green. Dec 2, Acer Arena , Sydney , Australia. For IBO cruiserweight title. Jeff Lacy. Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.

Omar Sheika. Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida, U. Joe Calzaghe. Nov 8, For The Ring light heavyweight title.

Jan 19, Anthony Hanshaw. Won vacant IBC light heavyweight title. Prince Badi Ajamu. Qwest Arena , Boise, Idaho , U.

Antonio Tarver. Oct 1, Glen Johnson. Sep 25, May 15, John Ruiz. Won WBA heavyweight title. Clinton Woods.

Rose Garden , Portland, Oregon , U. Glen Kelly. Derrick Harmon. Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida, U. Eric Harding. Le 1 er octobre a lieu la belle contre Antonio Tarver [ 22 ].

En novembre , il combat l'ancien champion du monde des poids moyens, Joe Calzaghe [ 24 ] , invaincu en 45 combats. Jorge Vaca boxrec.

Jorge Fernando Castro boxrec. Bernard Hopkins I boxrec. James Toney boxrec. Vinny Pazienza boxrec.

Eric Lucas boxrec. Mike McCallum boxrec. Montiel Griffin I boxrec. Montiel Griffin II boxrec. Virgi Hill boxrec.

Lou Del Valle boxrec. Otis Grant boxrec. Reggie Johnson boxrec. Julio Cesar Gonzalez boxrec. Clinton Woods boxrec. John Ruiz boxrec.

Antonio Tarver I boxrec. Antonio Tarver II boxrec. Antonio Tarver III boxrec. Joe Calzaghe boxrec.

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