Open main menu

Nathaniel Henry "Nate" Jones (born August 18, 1972) is an American former Olympic and professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Snake", Jones won the National Golden Gloves 1994 and 1995 and the Heavyweight bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Nate Jones
Personal information
Birth nameNathaniel Henry Jones
BornAugust 18, 1972 (1972-08-18) (age 47)
Chicago, Illinois

Amateur careerEdit

  • Winner of the Heavyweight bronze medal representing the United States at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. His results were:
  • National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion (1994, 1995)

Professional careerEdit

Jones began his career undefeated in 17 fights over opponents. In his first test against Friday Ahunanya, Jones lost a split decision. After two victories over limited foes, Jones stepped up against future titlist Lamon Brewster, who destroyed Jones in a TKO 3. Shortly after the loss, Jones retired after doctors diagnosed him with diminished reflexes and speech.

Professional recordEdit

18 Wins (9 knockouts, 9 decisions), 2 Losses (1 knockout, 1 decision), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 25-2   Lamon Brewster TKO 3 2002-02-02   Reading, Pennsylvania, United States WBO NABO Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the third round.
Win 8-2   Drexie James TKO 4 2001-12-15   Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 5-14   Antonio Colbert UD 6 2001-08-24   Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Loss 14-0   Friday Ahunanya SD 12 2001-03-03   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABA Heavyweight Title. 112-115, 113-114, 114-113.
Win 21-8-2   Sam Hampton TKO 2 2000-11-28   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABA Heavyweight Title.
Win 19-6-1   Derrick Banks UD 12 2000-09-16   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17-9   Anthony Willis UD 10 2000-05-25   Tunica, Mississippi, United States 99-92, 98-92, 99-91.
Win 11-7   Matt Green KO 1 2000-02-29   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Green knocked out at 2:35 of the first round.
Win 9-7   Sedreck Fields UD 8 1999-12-18   Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 10-17-7   Wesley Martin UD 8 1999-07-24   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.
Win 7-13   Bryant Smith KO 1 1999-03-13   New York City, United States
Win 2-1   Joseph Vegas UD 6 1998-12-18   Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 4-10   Anthony Moore UD 6 1998-11-13   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 60-54, 60-54, 60-54.
Win 2-1   Brian Chitwood KO 1 1998-09-19   Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Draw 11-18-3   John Kiser MD 8 1998-05-29   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 0-3   David Ballanger KO 1 1998-04-10   Rosemont, Illinois, United States Ballanger knocked out at 2:01 of the first round.
Win 0-4   Wilbert Young TKO 1 1998-01-31   Tampa, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:11 of the first round.
Win 0-5-1   Charles Cue KO 1 1997-12-13   Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Win 1-2   Willie Chapman UD 4 1997-06-28   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2-5   Ricardo Phillips PTS 4 1997-03-29   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 0-13   Jerry Barnes TKO 1 1997-01-11   Nashville, Tennessee, United States

After boxingEdit

Jones appeared on an episode of HBO's Mayweather-Hatton 24/7 series as an assistant trainer to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather, a friend of Jones from the U.S. Olympic Team, offered Jones a job as an assistant. He was again seen in Showtime's 'Inside Mayweather vs Pacquiao' training Floyd and giving insight to their friendship and time in the olympics together. Nate is now an established member of TMT (The Money Team) and is said to be one of Mayweathers strategists'.