Nate Jones

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Nate Jones
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Born August 18, 1972 (1972-08-18) (age 44)

Nathaniel Henry "Nate" Jones (born August 18, 1972) is an American former 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 2002-02-02 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 2001-12-15 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 5-14 United States Antonio Colbert UD 6 2001-08-24 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Loss 14-0 Nigeria Friday "The 13th" Ahunanya SD 12 2001-03-03 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 2000-11-28 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABA Heavyweight Title.
Win 19-6-1 United States Derrick Banks UD 12 2000-09-16 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17-9 United States Anthony "Big Hand" Willis UD 10 2000-05-25 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States 99-92, 98-92, 99-91.
Win 11-7 United States Matt Green KO 1 2000-02-29 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 1999-12-18 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 10-17-7 United States Wesley "The Wild Wild Wes" Martin UD 8 1999-07-24 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.
Win 7-13 United States Bryant "Special K" Smith KO 1 1999-03-13 New York (state) New York City, United States
Win 2-1 United States Joseph Vegas UD 6 1998-12-18 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 4-10 United States Anthony Moore UD 6 1998-11-13 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 2-1 United States Brian "Marshall" Chitwood KO 1 1998-09-19 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Draw 11-18-3 United States John "The Killer" Kiser MD 8 1998-05-29 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 0-3 United States David Ballanger KO 1 1998-04-10 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States Ballanger knocked out at 2:01 of the first round.
Win 0-4 United States Wilbert Young TKO 1 1998-01-31 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 1997-12-13 Florida Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Win 1-2 United States "Wreckless" Willie Chapman UD 4 1997-06-28 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2-5 United States Ricardo Phillips PTS 4 1997-03-29 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 0-13 United States Jerry Barnes TKO 1 1997-01-11 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. He was again seen in Showtime's 'Inside Mayweather vs Pacquiao' training Floyd and giving insight to their friendship and time in the olympics together. Nate is now an established member of TMT (The Money Team) and is said to be one of Mayweathers strategists'.

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