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Jones represented the United States at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, where he won the silver medal.He dominated his opponents, never losing a single round en route to the final.His participation in the final was met with controversy when he lost a 3–2 decision to South Korean fighter Park Si-Hun despite pummeling Park for three rounds, landing 86 punches to Park's 32.
An official IOC investigation ending in 1997 found that three of the judges had been wined and dined by South Korean officials.
This led to calls for Jones to be awarded a gold medal, but the IOC still officially stands by the decision, despite the allegations.
Jones was awarded the Val Barker trophy, as the best stylistic boxer of the 1988 games, which was only the third and to this day the last time in the competition's history when the award did not go to one of the gold medal winners.
(born January 16, 1969) is an American and Russian professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor.
He has won numerous world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions, and is the only boxer in history to start his professional career as a light middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight title.
As an amateur he represented the United States at the 1988 Olympics, winning a silver medal in the light middleweight division.Jones, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, left his mark in boxing history when he won the WBA heavyweight title in 2003, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years.He also became the undisputed light heavyweight champion in 1999, by unifying the WBA, WBC and IBF titles.The Boxing Writers Association of America named Jones as the "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1990s.Jones won the 1984 United States National Junior Olympics in the 119 lb (54 kg) weight division, the 1986 United States National Golden Gloves in the 139 lb (63 kg) division, and the 1987 United States National Golden Gloves in the 156 lb (71 kg) division.As an amateur, he ended his career with a 121–13 record.