Brown signs with Roy Jones Boxing Promotions

From left: a family supporter, Lester Brown and Roy Jones at Brown's contract signing with Jones' company. (Photo courtesy of Lester Brown)

A random meeting in an airport turned into an opportunity of a lifetime for Bahamian boxer, Lester Brown.

The 23-year-old signed to Hall of fame boxer, Roy Jones Jr.’s, promotional company over the weekend. Brown ran into Jones last August in airport on his way to Las Vegas, Nevada, and began talking to Jones about boxing while waiting on a line. Brown said that the two remained in contact since then, and have met up on several occasions to discuss his future as a fighter.

“He is someone that I respect in the gift game, because honestly, he’s a boxing genius,” Brown said. “When I met him in August he told me to come and workout with him, but I didn’t go until December.

“He was impressed with my performance, because I was able to keep up with some of the top fighters in his stable. Now it’s time to put in more work. This is what I’ve waited on my entire life.”

Brown signed a multi-year deal with a minimum of four fights each year.

“I’m looking forward to getting out and building my record up,” he said. “I know Roy will pick some good matches for me. I was a free agent for a long time, and it’s really hard to get fights as a free agent. Sometimes you pick bad matchups, and that’s not what you want when you’re trying to build you’re record.”

Brown said he expects his first fight under Jones’ promotional company will take place in April. Brown has a 3-0 record. His last fight was in 2016, when he won a split decision over Haitian, Pierre Enrabe.