Roy Jones Jr defeated Max Alexander (14-6-2, 2 KOs) by 10-round unanimous decision in a Universal Boxing Organization Intercontinental cruiserweight title fight on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Scores were 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91. It was Jones' first win since August 2009.
In Jones' previous fight on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, Russia he lost by KO at 2:50 of round ten in a very competitive cruiserweight fight to Denis Lebedev (22-1-0, 17 KOs) of Russia. In round ten Lebedev had Jones pinned against the ropes and after hitting him with a combination of punches a right put Jones out on his feet falling face first to the canvas where he remained unconscious for several minutes.
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Roy "Junior" Jones Jr
Roy Jones Jr won a 12 round unanimous decision victory over Prince Badi Ajamu on July 29, 2006 at the Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho ending his three fight losing streak and capturing the lightly regarded NABO light heavyweight title. All three judges scored the fight 119-106 for Jones. His last previous win on November 08, 2003 when he beat Antonio Tarver. Jones has now won his sixth belt in four different weight classes.
In 2003 Roy Jones Jr defeated heavyweight John Ruiz by a 12-round unanimous decision winning the WBA heavyweight title. Jones became the first former middleweight title holder to win a heavyweight title in 106 years and also the first fighter to start his career as a junior middleweight and win a heavyweight title. Relinquishing his WBA heavyweight title Jones captured his old WBC light heavyweight title from Antonio Tarver by a 12-round unanimous decision on November 8, 2003. In a rematch on May 15, 2004 Jones lost it to Tarver by a 2nd round KO.
On September 25, 2004 Roy Jones Jr attempted to win the IBF light heavyweight title from Glen Johnson. Caught in round nine by an overhand right to the jaw and a left hook to the chest Jones hit the deck hard, the back of his head slamming into the canvas. His hands frozen in a clinched position and his body rigamortis stiff. Jones remained motionless on the canvas for 4 minutes his eyes flickering open then closing again before he began to talk.
The Antonio Tarver vs Roy Jones Jr III rubber match took place on October 1, 2005 a little over a year after Glen Johnson knocked Jones out. Some boxing writers called the fight a disaster ready to happen, that Roy Jones was tarnishing his image and was putting his legacy on the line. Although Jones was rocked in round eleven he came back to win round twelve. Tarver ended up winning the fight by a 12-round unanimous decision but Jones' image was't tarnished. You gotta to give it to him for coming back after two straight knockout losses to face one of the fighters who made him eat the resin of the canvas.
Roy Jones Jr captured the vacant IBC light heavyweight title in a 12-round unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated Anthony Hanshaw in Biloxi, Mississippi on July 14, 2007. He went on to beat former three-division champion Tito Trinidad who has not fought since his second retirement in 2005 by a 12-round unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 19, 2008. In a crowd of 12,162, well short of The Garden's 20,000 seating capacity, Jones proved too big and too fast for Tito who was down in the 7th and 10th rounds. Jones, a former four-division champion now has victories over Felix Trinidad, Anthony Hanshaw and Prince Badi Ajamu since his losses to Antonio Tarver and Glenn Johnson in 2004 and 2005.
Jones lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Joe Calzaghe (46-0-0, 32 KOs) on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The judges scores were 109-118, 109-118 and 109-118. Jones knocked down Calzaghe in round one and caught Calzaghe with right hands and a notable left uppercut in round seven. But it was Calzaghe who dominated the fight landing 344 punches on Jones during the match. Jones suffered a deep gash over his left eye in round seven which was almost swollen shut by the final rounds.
Roy Jones Jr beat challenger Omar Sheika (27-9-0, 17 KOs) of Paterson, New Jersey by 5th round TKO on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida. Jones controlled the mismatch for start to finish. In addition to his victory Jones won the vacant WBA NABA/WBO NABO light heavyweight titles. The last time Sheika fought was in September 2007 where he won a 4th round TKO over Tiwon Taylor after a two year layoff. In August 2000 Sheika lost to Joe Calzaghe by 5th round TKO when the fight was stopped due to cuts over both of Sheika's eyes.
On Saturday, August 15, 2009 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi, Roy Jones Jr beat Jeff Lacy (25-3-0, 17 KOs) by 10th round RTD winning the WBO NABO light heavyweight title. 41 year old Jones put on a vintage performance schooling Lacy the entire bout. The PPV fight card was promoted by Roy Jones Jr's Square Ring Promotions and Jeff Lacy's Left Hook Promotions.
Jones lost by TKO at 2:02 of round one to Danny Green (28-3-0, 25 KOs) on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia in a 12-round IBO cruiserweight title fight. Green hit Jones with two lefts and a right which dropped Jones who said post fight that it was back to retirement. Several weeks later Jones filed a complaint with the IBO alleging that Green's handwraps did not comply with the IBO Championship Rules and Regulations. Jones requested a formal investigation and hearing hoping the result would be changed to a Jones victory by disqualification.
In his rematch with Bernard Hopkins (51-5-1, 32 KOs) Jones lost by 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scores were 109-118, 110-117 and 110-117. Jones lost 3 points for fouling during the bout and was also cut over his right eye by an accidental headbutt. Jones had previously fought Hopkins for the vacant IBF middleweight title back on May 22, 1993 at the RFK Stadium in Washington, DC winning by 12-round unanimous decision with scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 116-112.