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Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr mourns son's death

Renowned boxing champion Roy Jones Jr has tragically announced the death of his son, DeAndre, who committed suicide at the age of 32. Jones, who has held multiple world championships in four weight classes, expressed his gratitude for making the final night. with his son He also took the opportunity to share a heartfelt message about the value of life, stating, “God gives it and God should be the one to take it away.” He asked for privacy during this difficult time and expressed his gratitude for the love and support from the public.

News of DeAndre's death has prompted an outpouring of condolences from the boxing community and beyond. Former professional boxer Tony Bellew and podcaster Steven Bartlett were among those who paid tribute to DeAndre.

Jones is a famous figure in the world of boxing. He made history as the first middleweight champion in over a century to win the heavyweight title, and the second light heavyweight champion to achieve the same feat when he defeated John Ruiz for the WBA title in 2003. Retired in 2018 with an impressive record of 66 wins and nine losses, including 47 knockouts. His prowess in the ring led to him being widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter of his era, and the Boxing Writers Association of America awarded him Fighter of the Decade in the 1990s.

Jones is the father of five other children, according to his management team. In light of this tragic news, it is important to remember that help is available for anyone who is feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal. In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or by emailing In the US, your local Samaritans branch or 1 (800) 273-TALK can provide assistance.

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