Roy Jones Jr.’s Son DeAndre Commits Suicide

Roy Jones Jr.’s son DeAndre has died aged 30 after he committed suicide.

The news has left Jones devastated. DeAndre is one of three kids that Jones had with his wife Natlyn Jones. The boxer has responded with a statement.

 

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Jones has been through obstacles even inside the ring. His 1988 defeat to Park Si-hun at the Seoul Olympics prevented him from getting the gold medal. It was a fight that Jones had clearly won. Jones would use that to fuel his pro career. He became a four-division champion, securing belts at middleweight, super middleweight, light-heavyweight, and heavyweight.

He has also had a career as a trainer when he helped Chris Eubank Jr. and Jermall Charlo. Jones’ last boxing fight was a loss to Anthony Pettis last year. Although he has plans on boxing again, the latest news has left him with plenty to deal with. Tributes have poured in.

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