Undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world Roy Jones, Jr. has long been considered one of the greatest boxing champions of all time. His professional record of 43-1 with 35 knockouts speaks for itself. Many critics have him at the top of their pound-for-pound best boxer lists.

Jones is known for incredible speed and power. In May of 1994 he defended his middleweight title against 29-2 boxer Thomas Tate (the number one contender) and knocked out his opponent with a single devastating left hook.

Because of his unprecedented dominance of the sport, he has faced and beaten nearly all the worthy contenders in or near his division. One by one, critics are removing him from the top of their lists simply because Jones has no one left to fight. Jones was widely criticized for passing up a fight with Bernard Hopkins in early 2001. Jones beat Hopkins in 1993, and a rematch with Hopkins was considered the only reputable fight left for Jones.

Jones was born January 16, 1969 and hails from Pensacola, Florida.