Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr., Loses His Son, DeAndre Jones, at Age 32

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

Pensacola, Florida (June 25th, 2024)– Hall of Fame boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. lost his son DeAndre Jones, age 32, at his home in Pensacola, Florida, this past Saturday, June 22, 2024.

Official Instagram statement of Roy Jones Jr.

“Unfortunately, my son DeAndre took his life on Saturday. I’m so thankful that God allowed me to come home Friday night to spend the last night of his life with me and the family. I know a lot of people are going through tough times right now, but nothing is worth taking your own life. God gives it (life), and God should be the one to take it away. Please respect our privacy while my family and I process this loss. Thank you for the love and support.”

Jones, 66-10 with 47 knockouts, won world titles at middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight, and fought an eight round exhibition draw at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, with Mike Tyson in 2020. Jones last appeared in the ring in 2023, losing an eight round majority decision at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Anthony Pettis at cruiserweight.

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