Detroit boxer Isiah Jones’ life was tragically taken away from him after he was shot and killed Monday evening during a dispute with a family member.
Jones was just 28 years old.
His trainer, Roshawn Jones, confirmed the news in a post on Instagram saying, “Isiah, Lost his life yesterday in a tragic event!”
More from TMZ:
“Roshawn shared more details surrounding the boxer’s death with The Ring … telling the outlet Isiah was shot in the head after an argument with a family member.
Detroit Police Department would not identify the victim, but told us a 28-year-old male was fatally shot by a relative in the 9300 block of Stout street.
DPD also tells us no arrests have been made at this time.”
Jones fought three times at “The Bubble” at MGM Grand in Las Vegas as part of Top Rank’s pandemic era boxing cards on ESPN. Isiah Jones had two children, and would often take difficult fights just to provide for them.
“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 Jones.
Jones turned pro in 2016 and had a pro record of 9-7 (with three knockouts), and an impressive amateur record of 52-2.