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MOSCOW, September 12. /TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin granted citizenship to the U.S. legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr., the Kremlin’s website reported on Saturday.
On August 19, the athlete had a meeting with the president in Sevastopol (Crimea) and said he wanted to become a Russian citizen. Putin agreed to assist if the boxer connects his future life with Russia. On August 20 in Yalta (Crimea), the boxer filed an application for the Russian citizenship.
Roy Jones Jr., born in 1969, has been viewed as the world’s top boxer regardless of weight category. He began his professional boxing career in 1989 and won world titles in four weight categories.
He scored a unique achievement in winning world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight classes. In all, he has 62 wins and 8 losses to his name, among them taking silver at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.