Roy Jones Jr.RoyJones Jr. RoyJones Jr. was born on January 16, 1969 in Pensacola Florida. Unlike other black boxers Roy developed his boxing skills on a hog farm in a hamlet called Barth, outside Pensacola, when many others developed there?s in the city ghettoes. He was the oldest of five. He had three sisters and onr brother. Roy?s father Roy Sr. said that he is the one who sparked Roy Jr. interest in boxing, by play sparring with him when he was only five. Roy Sr. said, I?d let him pounch me in the head.