Roy Jones Jr. Essay

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Roy Jones Jr.


Roy Jones Jr. was born on January 16, 1969 in Pensacola Florida. Unlike
other black boxers Roy developed his boxing skills on a hog farm in a hamlet
called Barth, outside Pensacola, when many others developed there's in the
city ghettoes. He was the oldest of five. He had three sisters and onr brother.

Roy's father Roy Sr. said that he is the one who sparked Roy Jr.
interest in boxing, by play sparring with him when he was only five. Roy Sr.
said, 'I'd let him pounch me in the head. When I pounched him, he'd get
mad and run off and cry. Then he'd come back and want to do more. When
we'd finish I let him get the best of me.'; Roy Sr. was also a former
middleweight competitor. Roy's dad made Roy Jr. to fight a 14 yr. old when
Roy himself was only 10. The boy out weighed him by 16 lbs.

The training facilities weren't to Roy Sr.'s standard so he constructed
his own ring in a pasture and fmade a punching bag with scrap materials.
Local kids watched as Roy's father taught him the fundamentals of boxing.
Soon they got interested and a boxing club was formed. Roy Sr. used his
own money to buy boxing equipment and at one point sold the family's
tractor to finance the boxing club. This wasn't enough though because he
had to ask others that he knew for money to take the kids to boxing
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