On May 6, 1989, he turned pro and won his first 17 fights all by knockout.
Jones Junior became IBF middleweight champion of the world in May 1993, outpointing Bernard Hopkins in Washington D.C.
The American was named ‘Fighter of the Decade’ for the 1990’s by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
He is the only boxer in history to have started his career at light-middleweight and then gone on to win a world heavyweight title.
Roy Jones Junior has held world title belts at middleweight, super-middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight.
The Hall of Famer ended his career with a proud record of 56 wins (40 knockouts) and 8 losses. He won his first 34 professional bouts.