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Professional boxer Isiah Jones was reportedly shot and killed by his older brother in Detroit last week after an argument which began over a small amount of money.
Police arrived at a Stout Street residence in Detroit around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19. Authorities found an unresponsive Jones who had apparently suffered a significant gunshot wound, and medical personnel pronounced the 28-year-old dead shortly after arriving on the scene.
According to the report of NYFights, Jones and his brother Timothy Lyman were at Lyman’s residence when the two began to fight. Lyman’s girlfriend initially claimed the 30-year-old shot Jones to defend himself from a knife attack, but that story was later retracted when police were unable to locate the knife.
The argument apparently started over a sum of $50, and the situation ended with Lyman shooting Jones in the head with a shotgun before immediately leaving the scene. The 30-year-old ended up surrendering to police on Wednesday and faces charges of second-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm.
2016 Golden Gloves Champion
Jones, 28, held a professional record of 9-7 with 3 knockouts and was also a Golden Gloves champion in 2016. Trained by former Hector Camacho opponent Greg Coverson, Jones started his career with a perfect record of 8-0.
Perhaps Jones’ most publicized fight was his fight against Austin Williams which took place under the card of Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez against Callum Smith in 2020. The boxer lost this fight to Williams via TKO in the first round in the second of which ended up being 5 straight losses.
The 28-year-old last competed when he lost a unanimous decision to Andrew Murphy on July 14. Jones’ family started a gofundme after his death in order to pay for his funeral and provide extra money for his two children.
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