Son Of Legendary Boxer Died By Suicide On Saturday

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Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. lost his son DeAndre to suicide over the weekend.

Jones revealed the tragic news in a statement posted on social media Monday.

"Unfortunately, my son DeAndre took his life on Saturday," Jones wrote. "I'm so thankful that God allowed me to come home Friday night to spend the last night of his life with me and the family.

I know a lot of people are going through tough times right now, but nothing is worth taking your own life. God gives it and God should be the one to take it away.

"Please respect our privacy while our family and I process this loss."

DeAndre Jones was one of Roy and wife Natlyn Jones' three children, along with his brothers Roy III and DeShaun.

Prayers have been pouring in from around the boxing world for the Jones family. Roy Jones, 55, is regarded as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all-time.

The Pensacola, Florida native held titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight throughout his career,

and is the only boxer to begin his professional career as a light middleweight and eventually win the heavyweight crown.

Jones finished his tenure in the ring with an overall record of 66-10, which included wins over Antonio Tarver, Felix Trinidad, James Toney, Vinny Pazienza, Julio Cesar Gonzalez and others.