Isiah Jones: Boxer, 28, shot dead by family member after argument on street turned violent
DETROIT, MICHIGAN: Ex-Golden Glove champion and professional boxer, Isiah Jones was shot and killed in Detroit after a fight with a family member turned violent. The police have yet to confirm the events that led to his death. The boxer's death news was shared by his trainer on Twitter.
According to his trainer Roshwan Jones, Isiah, 28, was shot dead after a fight broke out between him and his brother on Monday night, September 19, Ring TV reported. The unfortunate incident took place in the 9300 block of Stout Street. The tweet posted by Roshwan Jons read: "Isaiah Jones (9-7-0) is a Pro Boxer out of Detroit, Michigan, a fellow member of Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Gym, our last fight was against Roy jones jr Promotion Team! Isaiah, Lost his life yesterday in a tragic event! Please keep his family in your prayers."
Isaiah Jones (9-7-0) is a Pro Boxer out of Detroit, Michigan, a fellow member of Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Gym, our last fight was against Roy jones jr Promotion Team! Isaiah, Lost his life yesterday in a tragic event! Please keep his family in your prayers @trboxing pic.twitter.com/ekZQRxcUir— Roshawn Jones (@Roshawn_Jones) September 20, 2022
The trainer added that Isiah would often take up difficult fights just to provide for his two children. “He was a very great father, he provided for his kids. He was a hard worker. Everyone is not perfect in life but he was a good human being. He’d make you smile and laugh and was a great role model in the gym. Very humble and respectful,” said Roshawn.
Isiah rose to the elite level of the sport after making his name in the amateur division, racking up an impressive record of wins per fight ratio. He won the National Golden Gloves in 2016 and reportedly had a 52-2 amateur record before going pro the following year. One of his most remarkable achievements in boxing was when he defeated undefeatable boxer Donte Stubbs in 2020. In July 2022, Isiah lost to boxer Andrew Murphy and it remains to be his last match.
In Top Rank's endeavor to put together fight cards when the pandemic started, Isiah did have the distinction of boxing in 'The Bubble' at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He competed in a total of three fights, further adding to his boxing CV whilst trying to replicate his feats from the amateur league. During the event which took place in 2019, he suffered a notable defeat to welterweight prospect Austin 'Ammo' Williams on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith.
The police have launched an investigation in the event of Isiah’s unfortunate death as they strive to uncover the truth behind the loss of one of boxing’s promising stars on the rise who was under training for his next fight.