Roy Jones Jr. was born on January 16, 1969 in Pensacola Florida. Unlike
other black boxers Roy produced his boxing abilities on a hog farm in a hamlet
called Barth, outside Pensacola, when numerous others developed now theres in the
city ghettoes. He was the oldest of five. He previously three sisters and onr brother.
Roys father Roy
Sr. said that he's the main one who sparked Roy Jr.
interest in boxing, by take up sparring with him when he was just five. Roy Sr.
said, "Id let him pounch me in the top. When I pounched him, hed get
mad and elope and cry. Then hed keep coming back and wish to accomplish more. When
wed surface finish I let him get the very best of me." Roy Sr. was also a former
middleweight competitor. Roys dad manufactured Roy Jr. to deal with a 14 yr. old when
Roy himself was only 10. The boy out weighed him by 16 lbs.
features werent to Roy Sr.s common so he constructed
his own band in a pasture and fmade a punching handbag with scrap materials.