Jo el Scott

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Jo-el Scott (born March 25, 1971 in Albany, NY) is a former professional boxer, who is now serving a life prison sentence for rape and murder.

Jo el Scott
Medal record
Representing  United States
Men’s Boxing
World Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place Tampere 1993 Super Heavyweight

Professional careerEdit

Scott was seen as having the potential to be the next great heavyweight during a run in the mid-1990s where he began his career with 18 consecutive knockouts. Scott's run came to an abrupt end in 1996 when Scott, having had issues with drug abuse in the past, was convicted of rape and served four years in state prison.[1] After his release, Scott's potential faded to mere illusion. In 2002, he was KO'd at the Playboy Mansion in a bout with unheralded Francis Royal and later dropped a fight by TKO to Ray Austin in 2003, failing to come out for the eighth round.[2]

Crimes outside the ringEdit

The fight with Austin proved to be Scott's farewell, as he has since hit another major legal roadblock. Scott was convicted of murder for an incident in 2004 in Albany's South End. [1]. He was incarcerated in the Elmira Correctional Facility on March 23, 2005, and is serving a sentence of life without parole.[3]

In addition to his recent run-in, Scott was also implicated in a 1995 hit-and-run that left a 4-year-old in a coma.[4]

Amateur careerEdit


  1. ^ SPORTS PEOPLE: BOXING;Boxer Pleads Not Guilty - New York Times
  2. ^ "Boxing News : Boxing From an Odd Angle". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2006-08-03.
  3. ^ "Inmate Population Information Search". New York Department of Correctional and Community Supervision. New York Department Identification Number #05A1382.
  4. ^ "A life of achievement, one page at a time - Page 1 - Times Union - Albany NY". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
Preceded by
Samson Po'uha
United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
Succeeded by
Lance Whitaker