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Roy Jones, Jr. is a Actor American born on 16 january 1969 at San Fernando (Espagne)

Roy Jones, Jr.

Roy Jones, Jr.
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Birth name Roy Lavesta Jones, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 16 january 1969 (55 years) at San Fernando (Espagne)

Roy Jones, Jr., (born January 16, 1969), is a professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship. As a professional, he has captured numerous world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. He is the only boxer in history to start his career as a light middleweight (154 lbs) and go on to win a heavyweight title.

Jones, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, left his mark in boxing history when he won the WBA Heavyweight title, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years. Jones was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1990s by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Biography

Roy Jones, Jr., was born in Pensacola, Florida, to two very different parents. His mother, Carol, was warm and easy-going, whereas his father, Roy Sr., was much like a Marine Drill Instructor with respect to his son. A decorated Vietnam veteran, ex-club fighter and retired aircraft engineer who had taken up hog farming, Roy Sr. was hard on his son from early on, taunting the child, "sparring" with him, enraging Roy Jr., yelling at him and beating the child, often for 20 minutes at a time. This behavior never really changed; if anything it became more brutal as Roy Jr. grew up. Many people would call the father's treatment out-and-out abuse, but he believed he had a good reason for it: to make Roy Jr. tough enough to be a champion. In this pursuit, he was relentless and Roy Jr. lived in constant fear of his father's verbal and physical violence against him.

Jones described his childhood in Sports Illustrated: "After a while I didn't care about gettin' hurt or dyin' anymore. I was in pain all day, every day, I was so scared of my father. He'd pull up in his truck and start lookin' for something I'd done wrong. There was no escape, no excuse, no way out of nothin'. ... Getting' hurt or dyin' might've been better than the life I was livin'. ... Used to think about killin' myself anyway."

Roy Sr. ran his own boxing gym, to which he devoted all his available time and financial resources. He offered direction and useful discipline to numerous youths and steered many of them away from trouble. Roy Sr. did everything possible to expand the program and help more kids. But towards his own son he was merciless, driving Roy Jr. to the brink of exhaustion, screaming at him in front of all the other fighters, assaulting him."

Using his birds as an image for his own predicament, Jones said in the same Sports Illustrated piece: "I spent all my life in my dad's cage. I could never be 100 percent of who I am until I left it. But because of him, nothing bothers me. I'll never face anything stronger and harder than what I already have.""

Former Heavyweight Champion George Foreman said Jones, "hits like a heavyweight and moves like a lightweight."

Boxer Montell Griffin, who faced Jones twice at 175 lbs and sparred with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at 140 lbs said, "Floyd was no comparison as far as speed. Roy was much faster."

In 1996, High Frequency Boxing's John DiMaio wrote "The early evidence points toward the real possibility that Jones is the greatest talent this sport has ever seen. His skill so dwarfs that of his nearest ranked opposition...that providing competitive opponents is a more challenging dilemma than the fights themselves." The expert opinion of Boxing magazine's editor, Bert Sugar, is provided on Jones' website: "He possesses the fastest hands in boxing with lightning fast moves and explosive power in both hands." After Mike MacCallum lost the World Boxing Council light heavyweight crown to Roy Jones in a 1996 unanimous decision, he called Jones "the greatest fighter of all time."

On August 19, 2015, Roy Jones met with Vladimir Putin in Sevastopol, Crimea, to ask for a dual Russian-American citizenship. He explained that he often visits Russia for business activity, and a passport would avoid inconvenient rides. Jones was granted Russian citizenship on September 12.

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Filmography of Roy Jones, Jr. (8 films)

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Actor

Creed II
Creed II (2018)
, 2h10
Directed by Steven Caple Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashād
Roles Roy Jones Jr.
Rating70% 3.54833.54833.54833.54833.5483
Trois ans après le match contre le champion du monde qui l'a fait connaitre du public, Adonis Creed s'est fait un nom sous le mentorat de Rocky Balboa. Le jeune boxeur devient champion du monde dans la catégorie « poids lourds », récupérant le titre à « Stuntman » Wheeler. Adonis est sur un nuage et vit sereinement avec sa petite-amie chanteuse, Bianca. Mais tout s'assombrit à Philadelphie lorsqu'Ivan Drago, le boxeur russe qui a tué son père Apollo il y environ 30 ans, arrive sur le sol américain avec son fils Viktor, pour défier Adonis.
Southpaw
Southpaw (2015)
, 2h3
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Rita Ora
Roles himself
Rating73% 3.650633.650633.650633.650633.65063
Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a boxer who lives in New York City with his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) and their daughter Leila (Oona Laurence). During a match in which he defends his World Light Heavyweight title, Billy sustains an eye injury and is convinced by Maureen to retire while he's at the top. At a charity event for the orphanage where he and his wife both grew up, Billy is taunted by an up-and-coming boxer, Miguel "Magic" Escobar, leading to a brawl in which Maureen is accidentally shot and killed by Miguel's brother Hector, who flees.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, 1h54
Directed by John Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films about anarchism, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Rape in fiction, Martial arts films, Rape and revenge films, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren, Kristopher Van Varenberg, Roy Jones, Jr., Juli Erickson
Roles Mess Hall Unisol
Rating51% 2.554192.554192.554192.554192.55419
John (Scott Adkins) awakens from a coma to find that his wife and daughter were brutally murdered in a home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible: Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), one of the original Universal Soldiers (UniSol). While John tries to piece his reality back together, things are complicated by a relentless UniSol named Magnus (Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski), who is determined to kill John. Meanwhile, Deveraux and surviving UniSol Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren) are preparing to unleash anarchy and build a new order ruled by Unisols. They are weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Luc has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, taking in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote controlled sleeper agents. His mission is to liberate these Unisols from the implanted memories and the lies the government has inserted in them. As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rogue army of genetically enhanced warriors, he discovers more about himself and begins to call into question everything he believed to be true.
The Fighter, 1h55
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about families, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Frank Renzulli
Roles Fight Announcer
Rating77% 3.8977653.8977653.8977653.8977653.897765
Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is an American welterweight boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts. Managed by his mother, Alice Ward (Melissa Leo), and trained by his older half-brother, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale), Micky has not had a particularly successful career: He's become a "stepping stone" for other boxers to defeat on their way up. Complicating matters, Dicky, a former boxer whose peak of success was going the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard in 1978 (before Leonard became a world champion), has fallen apart since then, becoming addicted to crack cocaine. He is now being filmed for an HBO documentary he believes to be about his "comeback".
Little Fockers, 1h38
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Theresa Polo, Jessica Alba
Roles Party Parent
Rating55% 2.7519052.7519052.7519052.7519052.751905
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Stiller) is preparing to celebrate his twins' fifth birthday party. Things seem to go awry when Greg's father-in-law Jack Byrnes (De Niro) visits. Recently, Jack has been diagnosed with a heart condition and become embittered by his daughter Debbie's divorce from her husband, Bob (whose marriage was the social event in the first film and how Jack and Greg met), for cheating on her with a nurse. Jack's plan was originally to name Bob as his successor as head of the Byrnes family, but decides to pass the role to Greg, naming him "The Godfocker." Despite Greg reluctantly accepting the role, Jack begins to suspect Greg of infidelity when he sees him with a drug representative, Andi Garcia (Alba), who openly flirts with him, and the presence of Sustengo erection pills in Greg's house, which prompts Jack to think Greg is no longer sexually attracted to his wife, Pam (Polo). Furthermore, Jack starts to doubt Greg's ability to provide for his family when he appears reluctant to send his children to a private school.
The Matrix Reloaded, 2h18
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Philosophie, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Motocyclette, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Political films, Kung fu films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Monica Bellucci
Roles Ballard
Rating71% 3.598763.598763.598763.598763.59876
Six months after the events of the first film, Neo and Trinity are now lovers. Morpheus receives a message from Captain Niobe of the Logos calling an emergency meeting of all of Zion's ships. Zion has confirmed the last transmission of the Osiris: an army of Sentinels is tunneling towards Zion and will reach it within 72 hours. Commander Lock orders all ships to return to Zion to prepare for the onslaught, but Morpheus asks one ship to remain in order to contact the Oracle. The Caduceus receives a message from the Oracle, and the Nebuchadnezzar ventures out so Neo can contact her. One of the Caduceus crew, Bane, encounters Agent Smith, who takes over Bane's avatar. Smith then uses this avatar to leave the Matrix, gaining control of Bane's real body.
The Matrix Revolutions, 2h9
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Philosophie, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Kung fu films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith, Monica Bellucci
Roles Captain Ballard (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.3501953.3501953.3501953.3501953.350195
Neo and Bane lie unconscious in the medical bay of the ship Hammer. Meanwhile, Neo finds his digital self trapped in a virtual subway station—-named, "Mobil Ave.", "mobil", being an anagram for "limbo"-a transition zone between the Matrix and the Machine City. In that subway station, he meets a "family" of programs, including a girl named Sati, whose father tells Neo the subway is controlled by the Trainman, an exiled program loyal to the Merovingian. When Neo tries to board a train with the family, the Trainman refuses and overpowers him.
The Devil's Advocate, 2h23
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Demons in film
Actors Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen
Roles himself (uncredited)
Rating74% 3.749673.749673.749673.749673.74967
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves), a defense attorney from Gainesville, Florida, has never lost a case. He defends a schoolteacher, Lloyd Gettys (Chris Bauer), against a charge of child molestation. Kevin believes his client is guilty, and a reporter tells him a guilty verdict is inevitable. However, through a harsh cross-examination, Kevin destroys the victim's credibility, securing a not guilty verdict.