Justin Mayweather Jones

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Justin Mayweather Jones
Real nameJustin Jones
Nickname(s)The Legacy Continues
Weight(s)Light middleweight (154 lb)
Height5 ft 10 12 in (1.79 m)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 35)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Boxing record
Total fights1
Wins by KO1

Justin Mayweather Jones (born April 21, 1987) is an American professional boxer in the Light middleweight division, Justin is a member of the Mayweather boxing family; his father is boxing trainer and former welterweight contender Floyd Mayweather, Sr. his uncle's are two-division world champion Roger Mayweather, and former Super featherweight titleholder Jeff Mayweather.

Early life[edit]

Justin Mayweather Jones was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 21, 1987, into a family of boxers. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., was a former welterweight contender, His uncles (Roger Mayweather and Jeff Mayweather) were professional boxers, his uncle Roger – won two world championships, his uncle Jeff - is a former IBO super featherweight champion, Justin was born with his mother's last name Jones, Floyd Mayweather, Sr. took a DNA test in 2007 and he was confirmed to be Justin's biological father. Quoted in the Grand Rapids Press, Jones explained: "Since I was 16 and started coming up to the gym, people kept telling me I looked like a Mayweather," Jones added: "After a while, I couldn't stand it any longer -- I called him up and asked him if he'd take a DNA test." Mayweather did not run from the request but in fact was happy to provide a DNA sample. Floyd Mayweather, Sr. explained: "They said it was 99.9 percent positive and that was close enough for me," Mayweather added: "We started a relationship then, but I haven't had a chance to bring him here to work with him because we've been so busy with Floyd Jr.'s fight. I plan on working with Justin a lot."

Professional career[edit]

On July 6, 2013 Justin Mayweather Jones made his pro debut vs. Rick Ogden at Fifth Third Ballpark, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Winning by "TKO" in 1:38 of the 2nd round, he scored two knockdowns against Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Ogden at 1:38 of the second round. Ogden falls to (0-3). Jones told Fightnews.com that he is the son of Floyd Mayweather, Sr., his uncle Roger Mayweather was in attendance. As a boxer Justin is known for a good but not great defense, fast hands and a stiff jab. His father and current trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. is teaching him a defensive technique known as the shoulder roll, in which the fighter uses his front shoulder to deflect blows and limit their impact.

See also[edit]

  • Notable boxing families





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