Start Pensacola dating

Pensacola dating

Jones was ahead on all three judges scorecards (117-110, 119-108 & 118-109). In 1995, Jones defended his super middleweight title successfully multiple times.

One judge shortly thereafter admitted the decision was a mistake and all three judges voting against Jones were eventually suspended.

Marv Albert, calling the bout on American television for NBC, reported judges from Hungary and the Soviet Union scored the bout in favor of Jones, while those from Morocco and Uruguay favored Park.

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 "Ya'll Must've Forgot" later in his career.

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.

The Boxing Writers Association of America named him as the Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s.

Jones won the 1984 United States National Junior Olympics in the 119 lb (54 kg) weight division, the 1986 United States National Golden Gloves in the 139 lb (63 kg) division, and the 1987 United States National Golden Gloves in the 156 lb (71 kg) division.

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, winning a 10-round decision in front of a USA Network national audience.

Jones is considered by many to be one of the best boxers of all time, pound for pound, and left his mark in the sport's history when he won the WBA heavyweight title in 2003, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years.