Nate Jones

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Not to be confused with Nate Jones, baseball pitcher.
Nate Jones
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's Boxing
Olympic Games
Bronze Atlanta 1996 Heavyweight

Nathaniel ("Nate") Henry Jones (born August 18, 1972) is a former American Olympic and professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Snake", Jones won the National Golden Gloves 1994 and 1995 and the Heavyweight bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Amateur career[edit]

  • Winner of the Heavyweight bronze medal representing the United States at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. His results were:
  • National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion (1994, 1995)

Professional career[edit]

Jones began his career undefeated in 17 fights over opponents. In his first test against Friday Ahunanya, Jones lost a split decision. After two victories over limited foes, Jones stepped up against future titlist Lamon Brewster, who destroyed Jones in a TKO 3. Shortly after the loss, Jones retired after doctors diagnosed him with diminished reflexes and speech.

Professional record[edit]

18 Wins (9 knockouts, 9 decisions), 2 Losses (1 knockout, 1 decision), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 25-2 United States "Relentless" Lamon Brewster TKO 3 02/02/2002 Pennsylvania Reading, Pennsylvania, United States WBO NABO Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the third round.
Win 8-2 United States Drexie James TKO 4 15/12/2001 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 5-14 United States Antonio Colbert UD 6 24/08/2001 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Loss 14-0 Nigeria Friday "The 13th" Ahunanya SD 12 03/03/2001 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABA Heavyweight Title. 112-115, 113-114, 114-113.
Win 21-8-2 United States Sam Hampton TKO 2 28/11/2000 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABA Heavyweight Title.
Win 19-6-1 United States Derrick Banks UD 12 16/09/2000 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17-9 United States Anthony "Big Hand" Willis UD 10 25/05/2000 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States 99-92, 98-92, 99-91.
Win 11-7 United States Matt Green KO 1 29/02/2000 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Green knocked out at 2:35 of the first round.
Win 9-7 United States Sedreck "Big Buck" Fields UD 8 18/12/1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 10-17-7 United States Wesley "The Wild Wild Wes" Martin UD 8 24/07/1999 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.
Win 7-13 United States Bryant "Special K" Smith KO 1 13/03/1999 New York New York City, United States
Win 2-1 United States Joseph Vegas UD 6 18/12/1998 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 4-10 United States Anthony Moore UD 6 13/11/1998 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 2-1 United States Brian "Marshall" Chitwood KO 1 19/09/1998 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Draw 11-18-3 United States John "The Killer" Kiser MD 8 29/05/1998 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 0-3 United States David Ballanger KO 1 10/04/1998 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States Ballanger knocked out at 2:01 of the first round.
Win 0-4 United States Wilbert Young TKO 1 31/01/1998 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:11 of the first round.
Win 0-5-1 United States Charles Cue KO 1 13/12/1997 Florida Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Win 1-2 United States "Wreckless" Willie Chapman UD 4 28/06/1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2-5 United States Ricardo Phillips PTS 4 29/03/1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 0-13 United States Jerry Barnes TKO 1 11/01/1997 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States

After boxing[edit]

Jones appeared on an episode of HBO's Mayweather-Hatton 24/7 series as an assistant trainer to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather, a friend of Jones from the U.S. Olympic Team, offered Jones a job as an assistant.

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