Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Levesta Jones Jr. is an American professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship. As an amateur he represented the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics and he also became the undisputed light heavyweight champion in 1999, by unifying the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles. During his prime, Jones was known for possessing exceptional hand speed, athleticism, movement, the Boxing Writers Association of America named Jones as the Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s. He was also named Fighter of the Year for 2003 by the World Boxing Hall of Fame, as an amateur, he ended his career with a 121–13 record. Jones represented the United States at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and he dominated his opponents, never losing a single round en route to the final. His participation in the final was met controversy when he lost a 3–2 decision to South Korean fighter Park Si-Hun despite pummeling Park for three rounds, landing 86 punches to Parks 32. Allegedly, Park himself apologized to Jones afterward and the referee told Jones that he was dumbstruck by the judges decision, One judge shortly thereafter admitted the decision was a mistake and all three judges voting against Jones were eventually suspended. The incident led Olympic organizers to establish a new scoring system for Olympic boxing, on turning professional, he had already sparred with many professional boxers, including NABF Champion Ronnie Essett, IBF Champion Lindell Holmes and Sugar Ray Leonard. Jones began as a professional on May 6,1989, knocking out Ricky Randall in two 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 to meet former World Welterweight Champion Jorge Vaca in a Pay Per View fight on January 10,1992 and he knocked Vaca out in round one to reach 16 knockout wins in a row. After one more KO, Jones went the distance for the first time against future world champion Jorge Castro, Jones made his first attempt at a world title on May 22,1993. He beat future Undisputed Middleweight Champion Bernard Hopkins by unanimous decision in Washington, Jones was ahead on all three judges scorecards. Jones landed 206 of 594 punches and Hopkins connected on 153 of 670, Jones claimed he had entered the bout with a broken right hand, but still managed to outpoint Hopkins and secure a unanimous decision win. Jones reminded the world of this claim on his hit single Yall Mustve Forgot later in his career, for his next fight, he fought another future world champion, Thulane Sugar Boy Malinga, in a non-title affair. Jones beat Malinga by knockout in six rounds, Jones finished the year with another win, beating Fermin Chirino by decision. In 1994, Jones beat Danny Popeye Garcia by knockout in six, on November 18,1994, Jones was set to face undefeated IBF Super Middleweight Champion James Toney, who was ranked highly in the pound for pound rankings. Toney was undefeated after 46 bouts and was rated the best in the world at 168 lbs, billed as The Uncivil War, Toney vs. Jones was heavily hyped and on PPV. Jones, for the first time in his career, was the underdog, over the course of the 12-round unanimous decision, Jones demonstrated his greatness
Andrew Maynard (boxer)
Andrew Maynard is an American former boxer, who won the Light Heavyweight Gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics. As an amateur, Maynard was a pressure fighter, often throwing 1000 punches per fight. Maynard was the 1987 and 1988 United States Amateur Champion in the Light Heavyweight division and he won a bronze medal at the 1987 Pan American Games Maynard won the Light Heavyweight Gold Medal for the United States at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He was not as successful as expected, Maynard himself insisted his management team change his style, and they turned him into a fighter who fought too defensively. Tate dropped Maynard in the 11th round, prompting referee Joe Santarpia to stop the fight, the following year Maynard moved up to cruiserweight to challenge WBC World Cruiserweight champion Anaclet Wamba, who knocked Maynard down and won a unanimous decision. After losing to Wamba, Maynard fought on in obscurity, among his notable fights which followed were a knockout loss to Thomas Hearns and a stoppage at heavyweight to Brian Nielsen. Professional boxing record for Andrew Maynard from BoxRec
Riddick Lamont Bowe is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 1996, and from 2004 to 2008. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion for eleven months in 1992. After turning professional in 1989, Bowe went on to become a world heavyweight champion. In 1992 he won the undisputed WBA, WBC, and IBF titles by defeating then-unbeaten former undisputed cruiserweight champion Evander Holyfield. Bowe was stripped of the WBC title later that year after refusing to fight archrival Lennox Lewis and this left the undisputed championship fragmented until 1999. In a rematch with Holyfield in 1993, Bowe lost the WBA and he later regained a portion of the world heavyweight championship in 1995, defeating Herbie Hide for the then-fledgling WBO title. In doing so, Bowe became the first boxer in history to have won the titles of all four major sanctioning bodies—the WBA, WBC, IBF, Bowe retired from the sport in 1996, making a low-key return in 2004, but has been inactive since 2008. In a 2010 article by BoxingScene, Bowe was ranked the 21st greatest heavyweight of all time, in 2015, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Bowe was born on August 10,1967, the twelfth of his mother Dorothy Bowes thirteen children, Bowe was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. His brother Henry died of AIDS, and his sister Brenda was stabbed to death by an addict during an attempted robbery. As an amateur, Bowe won the prestigious New York Golden Gloves Championship, in 1984, age 17, he knocked out opponent James Smith in just 4 seconds. In 1985, at the National Golden Gloves championships, he lost to Fort Worth Heavyweight Donald Stephens, Bowe won the silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, where he was stopped in two rounds by future world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. Bowe won four New York Golden Gloves Championships, Bowe won the 1985178 lb Novice Championship,1986178 lb Open Championship and the 1987 and 1988 Super Heavyweight Open Championship. Bowe trained at the Bed-Stuy BA, Defeated Péter Hart of Hungary in final. 1987 Heavyweight Bronze Medalist at Pan-American Games in Indianapolis, Lost to Jorge Luis Gonzalez on points 1988 Super Heavyweight Silver Medalist, boxing at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Results were, Defeated Biko Botowamungu KO2 Defeated Peter Hrivnak TKO1 Defeated Alex Miroshnichenko on points Lost to Lennox Lewis TKO by 2 Bowe turned professional after his Olympic loss, highly regarded trainer Eddie Futch took on the job of developing Bowe as he saw the talent. Eddie would say that Bowe had more potential than any boxer he had ever trained, Bowe turned professional in March 1989, and knocked out Lionel Butler. His then manager, Rock Newman kept Bowe active, fighting 13 times in 1989, beating journeymen, in September 1990, Bowe made his first step up in class, fighting faded ex-champion Pinklon Thomas, who he dominated until Thomas gave up after eight rounds