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Jones Jr. in 2007
Real name Roy Jones Jr.
Nickname(s) Junior
Captain Hook
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Super Middleweight
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Nationality American
Birth date January 16, 1969 (1969-01-16) (age 41)
Birth place Pensacola, Florida,
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 60
Wins 54
Wins by KO 40
Losses 6
Draws 0
No contests 0
Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Silver 1988 Seoul Korea Light-Middleweight

Roy Jones, Jr. (born January 16, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida[1]) is an American boxer and current NABO and IBC light heavyweight champion. As a professional he has captured IBF championships in the middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions and is commonly regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

He also won the WBA heavyweight title in his only fight in this weight class. Jones was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1990s by the Boxing Writers Association of America. As an actor Jones is known for portraying Captain Ballard in The Matrix Reloaded and in the videogame Enter the Matrix.


Boxing career

Amateur career

Jones had a very successful career as an amateur boxer: He won the 1984 United States National Junior Olympics in the 119 lb (54 kg) weight division, the 1986 United States National Golden Gloves in the 139 lb (63 kg) weight division and the 1987 United States National Golden Gloves in the 156 lb (71 kg) weight division. As an amateur, Jones ended his career with a 121-13 record that included 8 RSC[citation needed] (referee stops contest) losses.

Jones represented the United States at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, where he won the silver medal.[2] Jones dominated his opponents, never losing a single round en route to the final. His participation in the final proved to be hugely controversial when he lost a highly disputed 3-2 decision. Jones lost to South Korean fighter Park Si-Hun,[2] despite pummeling Park for three rounds,[2] landing 86 punches to Park's 32.[2] Allegedly, Park himself apologized to Jones afterward.[citation needed] One judge shortly thereafter admitted the decision was a mistake, and all three judges voting against Jones were eventually suspended. An official IOC investigation concluding in 1997 found that three of the judges were wined and dined by Korean officials, but the IOC still officially stands by the decision, despite the allegations. Jones was awarded the Val Barker trophy as the best stylistic boxer of the 1988 games, which was only the third and to this day the last time in the competition's history when the award didn't go to one of the gold medal winners. The incident led Olympic organizers to establish a new scoring system for Olympic boxing.

Jones hopes that the committee will re-open his case and award him the gold medal, but no such action has yet been taken.

Professional career

By the time he turned professional, he had already sparred with many professional boxers in the gyms including NABF champion Ronnie Essett, IBF world champion Lindell Holmes and all-time great Sugar Ray Leonard. Jones began as a professional on May 6, 1989, knocking out Ricky Randall in 2 rounds in Pensacola at the Bayfront Auditorium. For his next fight, he faced the more experienced Stephan Johnson in Atlantic City, beating him by a knockout in round eight.

Jones built a record of 15-0 with 15 knockouts before stepping up in class, when he met former world welterweight champion Jorge Vaca in a Pay Per View fight on January 10, 1992. He knocked Vaca out in round one, to reach 16 knockout wins in a row. After one more knockout win, Jones went the distance for the first time, against future world champion Jorge Castro, winning a ten-round decision in front of a USA Network national audience.

Roy Jones vs Bernard Hopkins

Jones was given his first opportunity to fight for a world title: on May 22, 1993, he beat future undisputed world middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins by unanimous decision in Washington, D.C., to capture the IBF's vacant middleweight title. All three judges scored the fight 116-112 in favour of Jones.

For his next fight, he fought another future world champion, Thulane "Sugar Boy" Malinga, in a non-title affair. Jones beat Malinga by a knockout in six. Jones finished the year with another non-title fight, beating Fermin Chirino by decision. In 1994 Jones beat fringe contender Danny "Popeye" Garcia by a knockout in six in another non-title bout, then retained the world title against Thomas Tate in two rounds at Las Vegas on May 27.

Roy Jones vs James Toney

By this point in his career, Jones was considered one of boxing's top four "pound for pound" fighters.[citation needed] On November 18, he and IBF super middleweight champion, the undefeated James Toney, #1 ranked member of the "pound for pound" contenders, met in an anticipated bout in Las Vegas. Jones, showing remarkable timing and speed, dropped Toney in round three and secured an easy unanimous decision to win the IBF super middleweight title. His impressive year in the ring was tainted when shortly after his fight with Tate, he was caught by police in the Bahamas and accused of carrying a gun at Nassau's airport.

In 1995, Jones defended his IBF super middleweight title successfully three times, knocking out Antoine Byrd in round one, former lightweight and junior middleweight champion Vinny Pazienza in round six, and Tony Thornton in round two.

Career from 1996 to 2002

In 1996, Jones maintained his winning ways, defeating Merqui Sosa by a knockout in two, future world champion Eric Lucas in round 11. When he boxed Lucas, he became the first athlete to participate in paid basketball and boxing events on the same day. He had played a game in the morning and defended his title in Jacksonville, Florida that evening. He also held a press conference in the ring just before the fight started where he would take questions while on his own on a chair in the middle of the ring. He then defeated Bryant Brannon in a round two TKO

Roy Jones vs Mike McCallum

The former multiple world champion and eventual hall of famer Mike McCallum was defeated by a wide decision in twelve rounds. Jones became a member of boxing's exclusive group of world champions in three weight divisions by winning the interim WBC light heavyweight championship, then upgraded to full champ.

Roy Jones vs Montell Griffin I & II

1997 saw Jones suffer his first professional loss, against Montell Griffin, via disqualification. Jones was ahead on the scorecards and had Griffin on the canvas early in round nine. As Griffin was on the canvas, Jones hit him twice. Subsequently, Jones was disqualified and lost his title. Jones sought an immediate rematch 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 just over two minutes in.

In 1998, Jones began by knocking out former light heavyweight and future cruiserweight champion Virgil Hill in four rounds in a non-title bout at Biloxi, Mississippi with a huge right to the body that broke one of Hill's ribs. He followed that with a win against the WBA light heavyweight champion, Puerto Rico's Lou Del Valle, by a decision in 12 on July 18, to unify the WBC and WBA belts. 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 and punish 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 in which he knocked Grant out in ten rounds.

Jones began 1999 by knocking out New York City police officer Rick Frazier. After this, many boxing critics started to criticize Jones for fighting overmatched mandatories who few had ever heard of. Roy Jones continued a career of low PPV numbers. He was also criticized for never fighting Dariusz Michalczewski, an unbeaten Polish fighter who had been stripped of the WBA & IBF championship belts in 1997 without losing them in the ring. In Jones' only other fight that year, on June 5, he beat the IBF's world champion, Reggie Johnson, by a lop-sided 12-round decision to add that belt to the WBC and WBA belts he already owned in the division.

2000 began with Jones easily beating the hard-punching David Telesco via a 12 round decision on January 15, at Radio City Music Hall to retain the light heavyweight world championship. Jones reportedly fractured his left 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 11-round TKO over Richard Hall at the Conseco Fieldhouse.

A post-fight drug test showed Jones and Hall both tested positive for androstenedione,[3] which is a banned substance by the IBF. Androstenedione is a natural steroid hormone that was commonly available over the counter as a supplement until 2004 when the DEA made the over the counter sale of androstenedione illegal. Jones admitted to taking the product "ripped fuel" which was sold at GNC and other nutritional supplement outlets.[4] Jones was able to keep his titles and was not fined or suspended for the positive test by the IBF. The Commissioner of Indiana Boxing, Jacob Hall stated that Indiana did not have a law on drug testing and that an agreement was made with Jones to send his next two pre-fight drug tests to the Indiana commission. Both of those tests came back negative.[5] Jones has not tested positive for illegal substances on any other occasion.

Jones ended the year with a 10-round stoppage of undefeated Eric Harding in New Orleans.

In 2001, Jones released Round One: The Album, a rap CD. That year he retained the title against Derrick Harmon by a knockout in ten, and against future world champion Julio César González of Mexico by a 12-round unanimous decision.

In 2002, Jones retained his title by knocking out Glen Kelly in seven rounds. Jones then defeated future world champion Clinton Woods by technical knockout.

WBA Heavyweight Champion

On March 1, 2003, in Las Vegas,[6] Roy Jones defeated John Ruiz by a 12-round unanimous decision for the WBA heavyweight championship. Jones officially weighed in at 193 lb (88 kg)[7] and Ruiz at 226 lb (103 kg). Jones became the first former middleweight title holder to win a heavyweight title in 106 years and also the second man in History to advance from the Middleweight to the Heavyweight Championship.[8] Jones also became the first fighter to start his career as a junior middleweight and win a heavyweight title.[9] Jones decided to keep campaigning as a light heavyweight and eventually relinquished the WBA heavyweight title without ever defending it.

Fall From Grace

Jones vs. Tarver I & II

On November 8, 2003, Jones regained his old belt by beating Antonio Tarver.[10] Jones appeared a lot weaker than he had in the past after coming down from heavyweight to light heavyweight losing 25 plus pounds of muscle. Jones won by majority decision, the judges giving him 117-111,116-112 and 114-114.[10]

On May 15, 2004, Jones faced Tarver in a rematch. Jones was heavily favored to win, but Tarver scored a KO at 1:41 of the second round. Jones had won 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. Many have said that Tarver's famous knockout was a "lucky punch" as Tarver was losing and according to compubox numbers, Tarver only landed two punches in the first round.

Glen Johnson

On September 25, 2004, Jones attempted to win the IBF light heavyweight title from Glen Johnson in a match in Memphis, Tennessee.[11] Johnson knocked out Jones 49 seconds into the ninth round. Johnson threw a left jab which fell short, and, while Jones stood with his left hand low, followed up with an overhand right which knocked Jones out. Jones lay on the canvas for three minutes after being counted out.[12] Johnson was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards at the time of the knockout (77-75, 77-75, 78-74) and had landed 118 punches to Jones's 75. Jones used the ring's canvas that night as a billboard for his upcoming rap CD, which came out on November 1.[13]

Jones vs Tarver III

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, 2005, at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, which aired on HBO PPV. For only the second time in his career, Jones was considered an underdog going into the fight. Tarver won by unanimous decision (117-111, 116-112, 116-112). In the post fight interview, Jones stated that he was still the greatest boxer in the world, and the fight was a warm-up for more fights to come.

Fallout with HBO

After the loss in the third Tarver bout, Jones resumed his duties as commentator for HBO World Championship Boxing, calling the Floyd Mayweather Jr-Sharmba Mitchell fight on November 19, 2005, and the Jermain Taylor-Bernard Hopkins rematch on December 3, 2005. His return to the network was short lived, as Jones was fired from his ringside analyst role in January 2006. HBO cited his reported lack of commitment to attending the network's production meetings.

Comeback Trail

Back to winning ways

On December 23, 2005, it was announced that Jones would face Bernard Hopkins on March 11, 2006, in a rematch 11 years in the making. However, due to monetary issues, this fight did not take place.

Instead Jones took on Prince Badi Ajamu on July 29, 2006, at the Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho. Jones defeated Ajamu by a unanimous decision.[14]

Next up for Jones was the undefeated Anthony Hanshaw, on July 14, 2007, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Hanshaw was knocked down in the 11th round.[15] Jones won the bout by unanimous decision and in doing so won the IBC light heavyweight title.[15]

Félix Trinidad

Jones posing with Don King after his victory over Félix Trinidad

On January 19, 2008, Jones faced five-time world champion Félix Trinidad at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The bout was fought at a catchweight of 170 lbs.[16] Jones had a noticeable size and speed advantage, and in round seven, a short right hand to the temple dropped Trinidad to his knees.[17] Jones fired a combination in the tenth round to send Trinidad down once more.[18] Jones won the fight by scores of 117-109 and 116-110 (twice).[19]

Joe Calzaghe

On July 8, 2008, after Calzaghe's split from Frank Warren, it was officially announced that Roy Jones Jr. and Joe Calzaghe had reached an agreement to fight for the The Ring light heavyweight championship in New York City at Madison Square Garden on September 20, 2008 on HBO PPV. However, Calzaghe injured his right hand in training,[20] and so the "super fight" had to be postponed a couple of weeks,[21] with November 8 being set as the new date.

Calzaghe was floored in the first round when Jones caught him with his right forearm, but thereafter Calzaghe assumed full control of the fight. The Welshman opened a cut over Jones' left eye in round seven and the unanimous verdict of all three judges at ringside gave Calzaghe a 118 to 109 decision.

Recent fights

Jones defeated Omar Sheika on March 21, 2009, via fifth-round knockout. Sheika had won 27 of his 35 professional bouts, including a defeat of Glen Johnson, who had knocked out Jones in 2004.

On August 15, 2009, Jones defeated former super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy in 10 rounds after Lacy's corner stopped the fight. Lacy had never been knocked out or stopped before.

On September 25, 2009, Jones and Bernard Hopkins agreed to fight sometime in early 2010 had Jones beaten Danny Green on December 2, 2009. However, Danny Green defeated Jones via first round TKO. Jones has contested Danny Green's first round victory claiming he broke boxing regulations by using improper wraps, he has requested the fight be his victory by disqualification of Green.[citation needed]

Roy Jones vs Bernard Hopkins II

Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr will meet in a bout, scheduled for April 3, 2010 in Las Vegas.

Professional boxing record

54 Wins (40 knockouts, 14 decisions), 6 Losses (2 knockouts, 2 decisions, 1 disqualification, 1 TKO), 0 Draws[22]
Res. Opponent Type Rnd. Time Date Location Notes
United States Bernard Hopkins 2010-04-03 United States Las Vegas, USA
Loss Australia Danny Green TKO 1, 2:02 2009-12-02 Australia Sydney, Australia For Green's IBO cruiserweight Title
Win United States Jeff Lacy TKO 10 (12) 2009-08-15 Mississippi Biloxi, MS Defended NABO Light Heavyweight title
Win United States Omar Sheika TKO 5 (12), 1:45 2009-03-21 Florida Pensacola, Florida Won vacant NABO Light Heavyweight title, (first knockout win in 6 and a half years)
Loss Wales Joe Calzaghe Decision (unan.) 12 2008-11-08 New York NY Calzaghes Ring Light Heavyweight belt on the line.
Win Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad Decision (unan.) 12 2008-01-19 New York NY
Win United States Anthony Hanshaw Decision (unan.) 12 2007-07-14 Mississippi Biloxi, MS Won IBC Light Heavyweight title.
Win United States Prince Badi Ajamu Decision (unan.) 12 2006-07-29 Idaho Boise, ID Won NABO Light Heavyweight title.
Loss United States Antonio Tarver Decision (unan.) 12 2005-10-01 Florida Tampa, Florida Bout was for the IBO and vacant NBA Light
Heavyweight titles.
Loss Jamaica Glen Johnson KO 9 (12), 0:48 2004-09-25 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Bout was for IBF Light Heavyweight title.
Loss United States Antonio Tarver KO 2 (12), 1:41 2004-05-15 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada Lost IBA/IBO/NBA/WBA/WBC/WBF Light
Heavyweight titles.
Win United States Antonio Tarver Decision (maj.) 12 2003-11-08 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada Regained IBO/WBC Light Heavyweight titles.
Win United States John Ruiz Decision (unan.) 12 2003-03-01 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBA Heavyweight title, which he later
vacated on 2004-02-24.
Win United Kingdom Clinton Woods TKO 6 (12), 1:29 2002-09-07 Oregon Portland, OR Retained IBA/IBF/IBO/NBA/WBA/WBC/WBF Light
Heavyweight titles.
Win Australia Glen Kelly KO 12 2002-02-02 Florida Miami, Florida Retained IBA/IBF/IBO/NBA/WBA/WBC/WBF Light
Heavyweight titles.
Win Mexico Julio César González Decision (unan.) 12 2001-07-28 California Los Angeles, California Retained IBF/IBO/NBA/WBA/WBC titles and won
WBF and vacant IBA Light Heavyweight titles.
Win United States Derrick Harmon TKO 11 (12), 0:00 2001-02-24 Florida Tampa, Florida Retained IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC titles and won NBA
Light Heavyweight title.
Win United States Eric Harding TKO 10 (12), 3:00 2000-09-09 Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Retained IBF/WBA/WBC titles and won IBO Light
Heavyweight title.
Win Jamaica Richard Hall TKO 11 (12), 1:41 2000-05-13 Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Retained IBF/WBA/WBC Light Heavyweight titles.
Win United States David Telesco Decision (unan.) 12 2000-01-15 New York New York City, New York Retained IBF/WBA/WBC Light Heavyweight titles.
Win United States Reggie Johnson Decision (unan.) 12 1999-06-05 Mississippi Biloxi, MS Retained WBA/WBC titles and won IBF Light
Heavyweight title.
Win United States Richard Frazier TKO 2 (12), 2:59 1999-01-09 Florida Pensacola, Florida Retained WBA/WBC Light Heavyweight titles.
Win Jamaica Otis Grant TKO 10 (12), 1:18 1998-11-14 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut Retained WBA/WBC Light Heavyweight titles.
Win United States Lou Del Valle Decision (unan.) 12 1998-07-18 New York New York City, New York Retained WBC and won WBA Light
Heavyweight title.
Win United States Virgil Hill KO 4 (12), 1:10 1998-04-25 Mississippi Biloxi, MS
Win United States Montell Griffin KO 1 (12), 2:31 1997-08-07 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut Won WBC Light Heavyweight title.
Loss United States Montell Griffin Disqualification 9 (12), 2:27 1997-03-21 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey Lost WBC Light Heavyweight title. Jones was
disqualified for hitting Griffin while he was down.
Win Jamaica Mike McCallum Decision (unan.) 12 1996-11-22 Florida Tampa, Florida Won vacant WBC Interim Light Heavyweight title.
Win United States Bryant Brannon TKO 2 (12), 2:23 1996-10-04 New York New York City, New York Retained IBF Super Middleweight title, which he
later relinquished in order to move up to Light
Win Canada Eric Lucas TKO 12 (12), 0:00 1996-06-15 Florida Jacksonville, Florida Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win Dominican Republic Merqui Sosa TKO 2 (12), 2:36 1996-01-12 New York New York City, New York
Win United States Tony Thornton TKO 3 (12), 0:45 1995-09-30 Florida Pensacola, Florida Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win United States Vinny Pazienza TKO 6 (12), 2:58 1995-06-24 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win United States Antoine Byrd TKO 1 (12), 2:06 1995-03-18 Florida Pensacola, Florida Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win United States James Toney Decision (unan.) 12 1994-11-18 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada Won IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win United States Thomas Tate TKO 2 (12), 0:30 1994-05-27 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada Retained IBF Middleweight title, which he later
vacated in order to move up to Super
Win Puerto Rico Danny Garcia KO 6 (10), 2:59 1994-03-22 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win Venezuela Fermin Chirino Decision (unan.) 10 1993-11-30 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win South Africa Thulani Malinga KO 6 (10), 1:57 1993-08-14 Mississippi Bay St. Louis, MS
Win United States Bernard Hopkins Decision (unan.) 12 1993-05-22 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Won vacant IBF Middleweight title.
Win United States Glenn Wolfe TKO 1 (10), 2:23 1993-02-13 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada Jones vacated the WBC Continental Americas
Super Middleweight title in order to drop to
Win United States Percy Harris TKO 4 (12), 3:00 1992-12-05 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey Won vacant WBC Continental Americas Super
Middleweight title.
Win United States Glenn Thomas TKO 8 (10), 3:00 1992-08-18 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win Argentina Jorge Castro Decision (unan.) 10 1992-06-30 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win Uganda Art Serwano KO 1 (10), 1:40 1992-04-03 Nevada Reno, Nevada
Win Mexico Jorge Vaca KO 1 (10), 1:45 1992-01-10 New York New York City, New York
Win United States Lester Yarbrough KO 9 1991-08-31 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Kevin Daigle TKO 2 1991-08-03 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Eddie Evans TKO 3 1991-04-13 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Ricky Stackhouse KO 1 (10), 0:46 1991-01-31 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Reggie Miller TKO 5 1990-11-08 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Rollin Williams KO 4, 2:56 1990-09-25 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Tony Waddles KO 1, 2:02 1990-07-14 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Ron Johnson KO 2 (10), 2:28 1990-05-11 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Knox Brown TKO 3 (10), 2:20 1990-03-28 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Billy Mitchem TKO 2 (8), 2:57 1990-02-28 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Joe Edens KO 2 (8) 1990-01-08 Alabama Mobile, AL
Win United States David McCluskey TKO 3 (8), 2:00 1989-11-30 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Ron Amundsen TKO 7 (8) 1989-09-03 Florida Pensacola, Florida
Win United States Stephan Johnson TKO 8 (8), 2:04 1989-06-11 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win United States Ricky Randall TKO 2 (8), 2:46 1989-05-06 Florida Pensacola, Florida

Personal life

Roy Jones Jr. has 3 sons, one named Timothy Gray, who he considers the next Legend

Music career

Roy Jones, Jr.
Birth name Roy Lavesta Jones, Jr.
Born January 16, 1969 (1969-01-16) (age 41)
Origin Pensacola, Florida, United States
Genres Hip hop, Southern Hip Hop, Crunk, Dirty South
Occupations Boxer, rapper, actor
Years active 2001 – present
Labels Body Head Entertainment

Jones started his rap music career in 2001 with his album, titled Round One: The Album and the debut single, "You all Must've Forgot". In 2004, Jones formed a group - Body Head Bangerz and released an album. The album, Body Head Bangerz: Volume One, featured B.G., Juvenile, Bun B of UGK, Petey Pablo, Lil' Flip, and Mike Jones among others.



Album information
Round One: The Album

Body Head Bangerz

Album information
Body Head Bangerz: Volume One

Solo singles

  • 2001: "Y'all Must've Forgot"
  • 2001: "And Still"
  • 2009: "Battle of the Super Powers"

Featured singles



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Preceded by
Michael Carbajal
Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
Succeeded by
Oscar De La Hoya
Sporting positions
Preceded by
James Toney
IBF Middleweight Champion
May 25, 1993 –1994
Succeeded by
Vacancy filled by
Bernard Hopkins
Preceded by
James Toney
IBF Super Middleweight Champion
November 18, 1994 – 1997
Succeeded by
Vacancy filled by
Charles Brewer
Preceded by
Fabrice Tiozzo
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
November 22, 1996 – March 21, 1997
initially interim title
Succeeded by
Montell Griffin
Preceded by
Montell Griffin
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
August 07, 1997–2002
Succeeded by
Vacancy filled by
Antonio Tarver
Preceded by
Lou Del Valle
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
July 18, 1998 – December 12, 2001
Succeeded by
Bruno Girard
as Regular champion
Preceded by
Reggie Johnson
IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
June 5, 1999–September 7, 2002
Succeeded by
Vacancy filled by
Antonio Tarver
Title last held by
Dariusz Michalczewski
Undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion
June 5, 1999 – September 7, 2002
Preceded by
Inaugaral champion
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
Super title

December 12, 2001 – 2002
Succeeded by
Title reinstated
Preceded by
John Ruiz
WBA Heavyweight Champion
March 1, 2003 – February 20, 2004
Succeeded by
John Ruiz
Interim champ elavated
Preceded by
Antonio Tarver
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
Nov 08 2003 – May 15, 2004
Succeeded by
Antonio Tarver
Preceded by
Title reinstated
WBA Light Heavyweight Super Champion
Nov 08 2003 – May 15, 2004
Preceded by
Michael Spinks
The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion
2001 – May 15, 2004

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