View Full Version : Did Roy Jones Jr take steroids/enhancement drugs for his entire career?


JK1700
07-21-2010, 08:12 PM
First of all I would like to say that RJJ was one of my favorite fighters ever but I lost alot of respect for him when tested positive for steroids after his 2001 fight with Richard Hall. He was one of my favorite fighters and one of the greatest fighters ever, But we cannot ignore the fact that he cheated.

I know people are going to say "Well that was just one fight" but here's my theory on why I believe that isnt true. He was fighting Richard Hall, A good, tough but also very limited opponent. Why would you take steroids against a guy like that and not take them against Virgil Hill, One of the greatest Light Heavyweight's of all time? Or Bernard Hopkins, One of the greatest Middleweights of all time? Or James Toney, Who was regarded as the greatest fighter in the sport when Roy beat him? Jones pretty much looked the same in the Hall fight as he did in all of his other LHW fights. This leads me to believe that he took steroids in his other fights and on this one occassion he failed to get it out of his system quick enough.

And although what he took was Androstenedione and it was not banned by every organisation, Only the IBF. While this may be true it was still a steroid and he was caught with it in his system. Alot of boxers use supplements but taking steroids is just cheating, And it's a shame that he wasnt punished for what he did. He was not stripped or fined after the positive test. I think situations like this and the Margarito situation are bad for the sport because it's basically saying you can cheat and get away with it.

Obviously people are going to disagree with me but I want everyones opinion. Do you think Jones cheated for his whole career? If you disagree then please explain why, I'm anxious to know what people think about this.

JK1700
07-21-2010, 08:24 PM
Jones against Hall

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1051/joneshall.jpg

Jones against Tarver

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8325/jonestarver.jpg



There's hardly any difference.

JAB5239
07-21-2010, 08:43 PM
I doubt he took him for the majority of his career, but I would assume he took them for more important fights than just Richard Hall.

JK1700
07-21-2010, 10:03 PM
I doubt he took him for the majority of his career, but I would assume he took them for more important fights than just Richard Hall.

I think this because he looked huge his whole career, He didnt look much bigger against Hall than in any other fights. Either way, Even the biggest Jones fan would find it very hard to explain why you would take steroids against Richard Hall and not against guys like Virgil Hill, James Toney and B-Hop.

RayLeonard82
07-21-2010, 10:22 PM
Roy took ripped fuel which only cuts your body up faster. It doesnt enhance your abilities. Ripped fuel was popular at local GNC stores back in the 90s.

JAB5239
07-21-2010, 10:40 PM
Roy took ripped fuel which only cuts your body up faster. It doesnt enhance your abilities. Ripped fuel was popular at local GNC stores back in the 90s.

Roy took more than "Ripped Fuel" for his fight against Hall, that is a fact.

SplitSecond
07-22-2010, 06:12 AM
who would take steroids to begin there career?

SplitSecond
07-22-2010, 06:13 AM
Roy took more than "Ripped Fuel" for his fight against Hall, that is a fact.

it is? lol

Toney616
07-22-2010, 03:58 PM
I dont think he took steroids during his whole career, but I do believe he took them for a number of his fights at lhw.

Also steroid testing didnt start in boxing until 2002, the state of Indiana were way ahead of the curve testing that early, which is why Jones got caught.

JK1700
07-22-2010, 07:06 PM
Roy took ripped fuel which only cuts your body up faster. It doesnt enhance your abilities. Ripped fuel was popular at local GNC stores back in the 90s.

What he took was a steroid hormone. This would have increased his performence no doubt. Steroids don't make you fitter or more agile but they do make you alot stronger.

JAB5239
07-23-2010, 05:59 AM
it is? lol

Do some research.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Jones,_Jr.

Toney616
07-23-2010, 06:50 AM
And although what he took was Androstenedione and it was not banned by every organisation, Only the IBF. While this may be true it was still a steroid and he was caught with it in his system. Alot of boxers use supplements but taking steroids is just cheating, And it's a shame that he wasnt punished for what he did.
He tested postive for a anabolic steroid:
http://www.braggingrightscorner.com/evidence1a.jpg
Indiana Boxing Commissioner Jacob Hall
BRC: You do know that Ripped Fuel could possibly have been the cause of the positive test result?

JHALL: Roy's attorney, Fred Levin said that Roy was taking that. I do not know that (Ripped Fuel) is what he was taking.
http://www.braggingrightscorner.com/sarajhall1.html
It was Jones's people that said it was ripped fuel, it was never confirmed if that story was true or false. Earlier Murad Muhammad had said it was Nasal spray which caused the positive result:

Jacob Hall: ***8220;All I saw on any of the websites was that Murad Muhammad said Roy Jones tested positive for take some (nasal decongestant). But that was innaccurate. This was not a nasal decongestant.***8221;

boxingin$ider.com: Does the state of Nevada have a law on drug testing?

Jacob Hall: ***8220;Yes. Most states do not. Nevada does have drug testing. I think most people are surprised at that***8230;they think all boxers are tested. For some time I***8217;ve tried to get a law passed similar to Nevada but we haven***8217;t got that done yet. If the sanctioning bodies choose not to take action, there isn***8217;t a lot the state commissions can do. That***8217;s why I***8217;m in favor of a Federal Commission like the one Senator John McCain is proposing.***8221;


Jacob Hall: ***8220;Both of them did. Roy Jones tested positive for steroids. He was five or six times over an acceptable level. Hall was about ten times above an acceptable level. He didn***8217;t mention that in his interview (the now infamous interview of July 18 with Bragging Rights Corner and Doghouse Boxing).

So he did test positive. He did take Ripped Fuel.

Whether that***8217;s what he took or not we don***8217;t know, but he did test positive and admitted to taking a steroid.

The IBF chose to do nothing. They wanted a second test to be done. But why take a second test when he failed the first one and admitted to taking a steroid? That***8217;s where it ended.


http://www.boxingin$ider.com/headlines/flashback-when-roy-jones-tested-positive/
change $ to s

Toney616
07-23-2010, 10:11 AM
Do some research.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Jones,_Jr.The IBF wanted to ignore the whole affair from the start, they had make it look like they were doing something which is why they sent Jones a letter 5 months later. . It has never been confirmed what the source of Jones's positive test result was, only Jones's team claims it was due to Ripped Fuel, there original story was nasal spray


BRC: Care to talk about over the counter supplements and steroids?

DR. GOODMAN: It is true to some degree that there are some kinds of substances than can be in some over the counter preparations that will break down and show up as a steroid but that's pretty far and few between and there are tests that an accepted laboratory can do to distinguish between what is actually true anabolic steroids versus something that was put in an over the counter supplement. It is important for boxers to take control of their own lives and look at what someone is giving them to take, just like Fernando (Vargas) realized.
http://www.braggingrightscorner.com/saramgoodman1.html