Reggie Jones

Name: Reggie Jones

    • Represented America at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the light middleweight division (Eliminated by Valeri Tregubov of the Soviet Union.)
    • Won the bronze medal at the 1971 Pan American Games.
    • Two-time Virginia Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion
    • Pro record: 16 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw

Favorite Book: "Ray Charles" by Carin T. Ford

"I was 15-years-old when I read this remarkable book about Ray Charles. His personal story really touched me. Ray, before becoming blind, was a kid who loved to run. He ran everywhere, just like any healthy kid. But then he was diagnosed with some physical ailment. His mother said she'd take him to the doctor, but she never did. So he went blind. Poor kid. He was a victim of motherly neglect, poverty and lack of education. Shame. Although he become a success, his life journey was bumpy with heroin addiction and a lot of other rough things."

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