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Leroy Jones (boxer)

Leroy Jones (boxer)

American boxer
Leroy Jones (boxer)
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Quick Facts

Intro American boxer
Was Athlete Boxer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 February 1950
Death 11 July 2010 (aged 60 years)
The details

Biography

Leroy Jones (February 10, 1950 - July 11, 2010) was a heavyweight boxer who won the NABF heavyweight championship and challenged Larry Holmes for the WBC heavyweight title in 1980.

Boxing career

Jones' professional career began with a third round knockout of John Scroggins on July 30, 1973. He put together 24 wins with 12 knockouts, including a 12 round points win over future world heavyweight champion Mike Weaver. The Weaver fight won Jones the NABF heavyweight championship, essentially the American title.

During his professional career it became apparent that Jones had a problem with conditioning, as he fought at weights ranging from 228 pounds in 1973 to 271 pounds in 1977.

On March 31, 1980, Jones got his weight down to 254.5 pounds to challenge Larry Holmes for the WBC heavyweight title. Jones was stopped in 8 rounds, on an eye injury that effectively ended his career.

Leroy Jones died in Los Angeles on July 11, 2010.

Professional boxing record

25 Wins (13 knockouts, 12 decisions), 1 Loss (1 knockout), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 22-5 United States Jeff Shelburg TKO 2 26/08/1982 United States Genesis Center, Gary, Indiana Referee stopped the bout at 1:55 of the second round.
Loss 33-0 United States Larry Holmes TKO 8 31/03/1980 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada WBC World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:56 of the eighth round.
Win 40-9 United States James J Beattie KO 4 14/07/1979 United States Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Win 12-5 United States Harry Terrell PTS 10 12/05/1979 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 10-2-1 Tonga Fili Moala UD 10 26/01/1979 United States Coliseum, San Diego, California
Win 14-7 United States Mike "Hercules" Weaver UD 12 19/08/1978 United States Las Vegas, Nevada WBC NABF Heavyweight Title. 56-52, 55-53, 55-53.
Win 7-4 United States Gregory Johnson UD 10 14/09/1977 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada 50-41, 49-44, 50-40.
Win 28-1-1 United States John Dino Denis PTS 8 27/03/1977 United States Randolph AFB, San Antonio, Texas Pete Rademacher refereed the bout.
Win 19-24-2 United States Roy Wallace TKO 9 22/01/1977 United States Civic Auditorium, Pensacola, Florida
Draw 17-2-1 Argentina Pedro Lovell PTS 10 10/07/1976 United States San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California 94-94, 94-92, 93-94.
Win 11-12 Mexico Alfredo Mongol Ortiz TKO 6 13/05/1976 United States Albuquerque Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win 23-4 United States Jody Ballard KO 4 03/03/1976 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada Ballard knocked out at 1:43 of the fourth round.
Win 4-7 United States Art Robinson KO 2 13/09/1975 United States Denver, Colorado
Win 6-1 United States Larry Frazier PTS 10 09/07/1975 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 22-25-4 United States George "Scrap Iron" Johnson PTS 10 18/03/1975 United States Honolulu, Hawaii
Win 5-14 United States Jimmy Gilmore PTS 8 11/02/1975 United States Hawaii International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Win 10-20-2 United States Rico Brooks PTS 10 29/01/1975 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 1-0 Mexico Eusebio Hernandez, Jr. TKO 6 18/10/1974 United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Win 9-6 Tonga Koli Vailea KO 4 24/09/1974 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 3-2 United States Henry Culpepper UD 8 26/08/1974 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5-12 United States Jimmy Gilmore PTS 8 02/07/1974 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 0-8 United States Bob Crutison KO 2 05/06/1974 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 2-2 United States Lou Rogan KO 3 19/03/1974 United States Denver, Colorado
Win 6-1-1 United States Paul "King" Solomon KO 1 13/02/1974 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada Solomon knocked out at 2:45 of the first round.
Win -- United States Bobby Joe Anderson KO 1 23/01/1974 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 6-0 United States Larry Frazier PTS 6 10/01/1974 United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Win 0-1 United States John Scroggins TKO 3 30/07/1973 United States Cheyenne, Wyoming

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