I’m a Cockfighter. I love the sports of cockfighting and my eggs aka gamecocks.
– Gameness til the End
Roy Levesta Jones Jr. (born January 16, 1969) is an American professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship. He is a former six-time, four-weight world champion, having held titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight, and is the only boxer in history to start his professional career as a light middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight title. As an amateur he represented the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in the light middleweight division.
Jones, who is considered by many to be one of the best boxers of all time, pound for pound, 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. He also became the undisputed light heavyweight champion in 1999, by unifying the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles. During his prime, Jones was known for possessing exceptional hand speed, athleticism, movement and reflexes.
The Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) named Jones as the Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s. He was also named Fighter of the Year for 2003 by the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and is a three-time winner of the Best Boxer ESPY Award (1996, 2000, and 2003).
My Roosters Are Boxing Trainers Now!
TMZ | 4/5/2017 12:20 AM PDT
Roy Jones Jr. says he’s NO LONGER in the cockfighting game — telling TMZ Sports his roosters are now used to train human fighters … instead of feathered ones.
Photos have surfaced of rooster cages at Roy’s Florida compound — leading some to suspect the boxing legend was involved with underground bird fighting.
But Roy says the rumors are 100% false — insisting he quit the sport when it was outlawed in 2008 in Louisiana, the last U.S. state to ban the sport. Although he enjoys cockfighting, Roy says he would never break the law.
Roy says he would love to move to a country where the sport is legal — like Mexico or Puerto Rico — but he’s too busy training boxers … and uses the birds as part of his workout regimen.
Picture that scene from “Rocky II.” Roy says he’s been using that training method for decades and it helps with hand eye coordination.
As for claims cockfighting is animal abuse, Roy is adamant he’s not forcing the birds to do anything they’re not biologically programmed to do … and says most cockfighters love their birds like their own children.