Boxer Isiah Jones has reportedly been shot and killed at the age of 28 after an argument with a relative. According to Roshawn Jones (his trainer), the American had an argument with his brother.
He was reportedly shot on Monday night at his residence on a street in his hometown of Detroit. An altercation involving a relative happened on Monday night, according to the police.
The surprising death of Isiah, who went professional after winning the 2016 National Golden Gloves and also competed on DAZN, has prompted a murder investigation. In his eulogy for a valiant warrior, Roshawn Jones confessed that he had begged Isiah to go to Ohio for his protection.
“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 acknowledged that he had been concerned that Isiah was still residing in Detroit. He said,
“When you’re living in poverty there is more frustration, more stressful energy. When you’re poor it’s easier to get mad.”
In his 16 professional outings, Isiah has a record of nine wins and seven losses. According to reports, the deadly event happened in the 9300 block of Stout Street at around 6:26 p.m.
There is still more information to come from the Detroit Police Department.
DAZN boxing journalist Corey Erdman posted on Tuesday: “Received the horrible news that middleweight Isiah Jones was killed last night.”
Roshawn Jones tweeted: “Lost his life yesterday in a tragic event! Please keep his family in your prayers.”
Isiah was reportedly training and looking for a bout before he passed away.