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Roy Jones Jr was born on January 16 1969 in Pensacola Florida Unlike other black boxers Roy developed his boxing skills on a hog farm in a hamlet called Barth outside Pensacola when many others developed theres in the city ghettoes He was the oldest of five He had three sisters and onr brother Roys father Roy Sr said that he is the one who sparked Roy Jr interest in boxing by play sparring with him when he was only five Roy Sr said Id let him pounch me in the head When I pounched him hed get mad and run off and cry Then hed come back and want to do more When wed finish I let him get the best of me Roy Sr was also a former middleweight competitor Roys dad made Roy Jr to fight a 14 yr old when Roy himself was only 10 The boy out weighed him by 16 lbs The training facilities werent to Roy Srs standard so he constructed his own ring in a pasture and fmade a punching bag with scrap materials Local kids watched as Roys father taught him the fundamentals of boxing Soon they got interested and a boxing club was formed Roy Sr used his own money to buy boxing equipment and at one point sold the familys tractor to finance the boxing club This wasnt enough though because he had to ask others that he knew for money to take the kids to boxing tournaments in neighboring states The only form of transportation was an old rickety van which doors were held with metal wire By the time Roy was 19 he had a amatuer record of 106-4 and became the yungest member of the 1988 US Olympic boxing team In public the team teased Roy but when in the private they asked him for advice They saw how he dominated his opponents with cobonations
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