Detroit boxer Isiah Jones shot to death

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Photo: Bob Ryder

By Bob Ryder

Sad to report Detroit middleweight Isiah Jones was shot and killed in what is being reported by his trainer as a dispute with a family member that turned deadly. The incident occurred early Monday evening in Detroit.

After winning the 2016 National Golden Gloves, Jones got off to an excellent start as a professional reeling off all wins in his first eight fights culminating with a decision over fellow Motor City boxer Lanardo Tyner. The Tyner fight proved to be Jones’ last fight in his hometown, as he went on the road during the COVID pandemic losing seven of his last eight fights with his last bout in July of this year against Andrew Murphy bringing his final record to (9-7, 3 KOs).

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  • Always hate seeing a fellow boxer killed. I believe the same thing happened in Detroit to Olympic gold medalist Steve McCrory. RIP

  • It was going so well for Jones, an amateur record of 52-2, winning the 2016 National Golden Gloves, turning pro and on a winning streak. Wonder if he had bad problems in his life, he started losing fight after fight and then this argument with his brother and then being shot in the head. Sad. RIP Isiah Jones.

  • What a disgrace that country is , “shot and killed in a dispute with a family member” . World’s largest 3rd world country.
    Rest easy Isiah, you deserved better.

  • Hate to hear this. Killed by a family member. Tragic and disgusting. Sometimes, family can be so toxic and even deadly.

  • How does a guy who wins the National Golden Gloves and then wins his first 8 pro fights lose his next 7. WHAT HAPPENED ?!!??

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