On Monday, Detroit professional boxer Isiah Jones was shot and killed during a dispute with a family member, as confirmed by his trainer Roshawn Jones to The Ring. After the death of Isiah, a murder investigation commenced.
It was confirmed by the Detroit Police Department that a 28-year-old male matching that name was shot and killed by a relative at approximately 6:26 p.m. on the 9300 block of Stout Street. Yet said no more information was available further.
Three times, Jones fought at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as part of the big boxing card. He turned pro following the win of 2016 National Golden Gloves and has also fought on DAZN. He had professional record of 9-7 (3 knockouts) along with an amateur record of 52-2.
Jones had come back to the Roshawn Jones fold before his last bout, a consentient decision loss to Andrew Murphy in July, and had been in training while looking for another fight at the time of his death.
“Him not turning down fights, every fight that he took, the odds were stacked against him. He had enough heart and courage to take them. He could have taken the easier route and just padded his record,” Roshawn Jones said to The Ring, who also trains rising contender Charles Conwell.
Isiah Jones had two children, and would often take difficult fights just to provide for them added Jones.
“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,” added Roshawn Jones.