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September 4, 1989
Roy Jones Jr., the hard-luck boxer of the 1988 Olympics, won his third professional fight without a loss by stopping Ron Amundsen in the seventh round of a scheduled eight-round junior middleweight bout Sunday at Pensacola, Fla. Jones dropped Amundsen with two left jabs and then a right cross. The fight was stopped at 2:42 of the seventh round as Amundsen fell back into the ropes.
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June 10, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
The Olympic Games offer competitors the chance to bathe in national glory and international acclaim. The victors - indeed, all the athletes who aspire to victory - are celebrated in the Olympic motto of "Citius, Altius, Fortius. " Faster, higher, stronger. Yet celebration and aspiration sometimes share the Olympic spotlight with controversy, with scandal and with athletes who train and compete outside the bounds of Citius, Altius and Fortius. One ranking of the 10 least pure moments in the history of the Summer Games: No. 10 (1912)
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October 2, 1990
Roy Jones Jr., Olympic silver medalist in 1988, will put his 10-0 professional record on the line Oct. 9 at the San Diego Sports Arena against Robert Rosales (20-10) of Los Angeles in the main event of an eight-fight card. Jones, who lost a controversial decision to Park si Hun of South Korea for the Seoul Olympic Games gold medal, is fighting as a middleweight (160 pounds). Also on the card, which is being promoted by Scott Woodworth of Arena Boxing Enterprises Inc. and begins at 7:30 p.m.
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August 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Nonito Donaire unanimously outpointed Rafael Concepcion on Saturday night in his first super-flyweight fight to take the World Boxing Assn. interim title in Las Vegas. Donaire, the 26-year-old Filipino star who vacated his IBF flyweight title to move up in weight, improved to 22-1 with his 21st consecutive victory. Judge Max De Luca scored the fight 117-111, Duane Ford had it 115-113, and Jerry Roth called it 116-112. Donaire used a potent jab to cut open a gash under Concepcion's left eye midway through the second round at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
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November 23, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mike McCallum, one of the best fighters of the 1980s, met Roy Jones Jr., one of the best of the '90s, and Jones proved beyond a doubt Friday night in Tampa, Fla., that this is no longer McCallum's time. Jones won every round on the cards of all three judges and won the vacant World Boxing Council light-heavyweight championship. Jones, 27, was too fast for McCallum, who will turn 40 on Dec. 7.
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April 3, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER
Promoter Bob Arum, eager to retain both his place among boxing's top promoters and his foothold in the Los Angeles market, hopes to conclude negotiations with Staples Center officials today for a pay-per-view fight card July 28 featuring light-heavyweight champion Roy Jones. Arum, who lost former welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya in a court decision earlier this year, has a one-fight agreement with Jones.
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March 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
Roy Jones, frustrated by the judges who deprived him of Olympic gold at the 1988 Olympics, is now feeling a different kind of frustration. "I'm trying to get my first professional fight lined up, and I've learned it's not easy getting started," Jones said today. Jones is the only one of this year's 10 Sullivan Award finalists to leave the Olympics without a gold medal in 1988. The award, to be announced tonight, is given to the nation's top amateur athlete. Jones, of Pensacola, Fla.
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September 30, 2008 | BILL DWYRE
Over time, your worst moment can become your best. Sometimes, the positives and the justice come later, even though that is the last thing you are thinking when you have earned the right to have your hand raised and a referee raised somebody else's instead. On that summer night in Seoul, 20 years ago, when Roy Jones Jr. seemed to have won the Olympic light-middleweight boxing gold medal and they instead raised the hand of South Korea's Park Si-Hun, Jones thought his boxing life had ended.
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November 17, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Roy Jones Jr. defeats James Toney in Friday night's fight at the MGM Grand, expect the ring to swell with the usual well-wishers and relatives. Jones will want to jump into someone's arms. He will canvas the crowd and find a man who will hoist him. It will not be the man who reared him, trained him and tested his loyalty and resolve to no end. It won't be the man who was in his corner for the debacle at Seoul, South Korea, in 1988, when Jones Jr.
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October 7, 1990 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES SPORTS WRITER
Roy Jones Jr. had the career everyone wanted a piece of. He was the kid everyone's heart went out to after he lost one of most shocking decisions in amateur boxing history at the 1988 Olympics to South Korean Park Si Hun. Jones was ready for instant stardom. Emanuel Steward and Butch Lewis wanted to train and manage him, major networks wanted to televise his fights and prominent promoters wanted to promote him. But there was one problem, Jones wanted his father, Roy Sr.
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November 9, 2008 | David Wharton, Staff and Wire Reports
If this was indeed his final fight, Joe Calzaghe left his fans on their feet begging for more. The popular undefeated Welshman overcame a first-round knockdown to beat Roy Jones Jr. in a bloody one-sided unanimous decision Saturday night, delighting a raucous crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden in what Calzaghe claims will be his final bout.
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September 30, 2008 | BILL DWYRE
Over time, your worst moment can become your best. Sometimes, the positives and the justice come later, even though that is the last thing you are thinking when you have earned the right to have your hand raised and a referee raised somebody else's instead. On that summer night in Seoul, 20 years ago, when Roy Jones Jr. seemed to have won the Olympic light-middleweight boxing gold medal and they instead raised the hand of South Korea's Park Si-Hun, Jones thought his boxing life had ended.
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March 9, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
John Ruiz has agreed to defend his World Boxing Assn. heavyweight title against James Toney, according to Dan Goossen, Toney's promoter. Staples Center is a possible site for the fight, to be held in May or June. "The belts don't make me, I make the belts," said the 36-year-old Toney, an L.A. resident who has won championship belts from major sanctioning bodies in three other weight classes.
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December 18, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Their paths were divergent, but similar, fighters struggling up twisted roads with cruel turns and seemingly never-ending obstacles. For each, the biggest roadblock was Roy Jones, among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. For each, that roadblock turned out to be the biggest steppingstone. For each, there was one more obstruction blocking the path to the top of the light-heavyweight division, the sanctioning body. Each hurled that obstruction aside, along with his championship belt.
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November 9, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
The judges had their say. They gave Roy Jones a majority decision over Antonio Tarver on Saturday night, and Tarver's World Boxing Council light-heavyweight championship. The Mandalay Bay Events Center crowd of 8,794 had its say, disputing that decision with loud boos as Jones stood on the ropes in one corner, an arm raised in triumph. But ultimately, Jones' face said it all. It was a bruised, battered and weary face, the left eye swollen.
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November 8, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Before any fight, there are questions. For this fight, there is only one: Why? Why is Roy Jones fighting Antonio Tarver tonight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center? After finally gaining the attention he has long sought by moving up to the heavyweight division, after finally winning the acclaim that has long eluded him by beating World Boxing Assn.
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July 17, 1990 | Associated Press
The Florida State Athletic Commission is investigating charges that the boxer knocked out by Olympic silver medalist Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday is not the man he said he was. Jones thought he beat Texas junior middleweight champion Derwin Richards. But Richards was quoted today as saying it wasn't him. "I was definitely not there," Richards, a security guard at a Houston correctional facility, said in a telephone interview published by the Pensacola News-Journal.
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October 8, 1988 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
The USA Amateur Boxing Federation will seek a lifetime ban on the three judges who voted against American boxer Roy Jones in his gold-medal bout at the Olympic Games boxing tournament last week. And U.S. officials have not dismissed the possibility that the South Korea Amateur Boxing Federation exerted influence on the International Amateur Boxing Assn. (AIBA) to get favorable judge assignments for last weekend's gold-medal bouts.
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July 3, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Lennox Lewis played the man-about-town role to the hilt in the week leading up to his heavyweight championship defense against Vitali Klitschko on June 21. He hit the talk-show circuit, rubbed elbows with celebrities and threw out the first pitch at a Dodger game, all to the cheers of an adoring, if curious, public.
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March 2, 2003 | Bill Plaschke
Near the end, some booed him, others taunted him. Near the end, many wanted bloody John Ruiz to catch him and hit him -- just once -- if only to rub out that silly smile and stop that insufferable style. But in the end Saturday night, Roy Jones Jr. did something greater than winning a WBA heavyweight championship, more difficult than making boxing history, more fulfilling than beating the snot out of a big guy. In the end, he shut everyone up.
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