Bio:Super welterweight, “The Jackpot” Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James fights and trains out of Elmont, New York. James is promoted by NY and CT Hall of Fame promoter, Joe DeGuardia. Flash and flare backed up with skill and technique is the formula that has made James a fan favorite in New York. Whenever it’s a “Jackpot” fight night, you can expect dancing, knockouts and tons of charisma.
Tyrone was born into an athletic family. His father Derrell was a standout football player for the USFL’s Oklahoma Outlaws and was a teammate of former Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams. Tyrone’s uncle Jerry was a National Golden Gloves Champion in 1988 just missing out on qualifying for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team. Tyrone started boxing at age 10 and went on to have an outstanding amateur career becoming a five-time Junior Olympic Champion and Nebraska Golden Glove Champion. His amateur record was 79-16.
Tyrone has two brothers and two sisters. Tyrone graduated from Elmont High School. Tryone currently works in the sanitation department of Nassau County and has two sons Dylan, Tyrone Jr.
Since signing with Star Boxing, Tyrone has called The Paramount home, fighting nine of his eleven professional fights at the famous venue. Tyrone is the picture-perfect version of the development that “Rockin’ Fights” brings to professional fighters. Tyrone made his first appearance at the venue in 2016, in a four-round opening bout against Neyeine Muang, defeated him by unanimous decision. Fast forward to 2019, Tyrone would headline his first “Rockin’ Fights”, taking full advantage of the spotlight, disposing of Dennis Knifechief in the fifth round by TKO.
Tyrone is a dynamic fighter with speed and power in both hands. He is aggressive, to the delight of any boxing fan, and when he smells blood in the water, consider the fight finished, because Tyrone is going for the close.
Tyrone James vs Daniel Sostre| Nassau Coliseum | November 11, 2017The world of combat sports has always been looking for “The Next Big Thing” to knock on their door. Tyrone James might be the guy they are looking for. The man from Elmont, Long Island, NY came into the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and took away another victory. James outboxed Daniel Sostre after a solid six rounds. The judges scored the bout 60-53 across the board.
Throughout the entire fight, Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James had Sostre, a Highland, NY native, off of his game. It showed in the first round when Sostre was backed into a corner. James repeatedly landed impressive body shots, and by the third he had the crowd on their feet. His swift hands caught Sostre and knocked him off of his feet. Although stunned, Sostre kept on going but could not gain any momentum against the impressively fast James. For those fans inside the building when his fight started, they got to see a young fighter make the sport look easy.
Tyrone James vs Dennis Knifecheif | The Paramount | September 20, 2019In his first main event, Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James brought the fight to the Oklahoma native, Dennis “The Pawnee Express” Knifechief in the super welterweight bout. James wasted no time in taking control of the fight, as just five punches into the first round, he dropped Knifechief with a three-punch combination. To Knifechief’s credit, he got off the canvas, and continued to fight. However, the next four rounds would be more of the same, as James lived up to his promise of showing flash, speed and power. Finally, 28 seconds into the fifth round, referee Tony Chiarantano had seen enough and stopped the action.
Amateur Career:● Amateur Record 79-16
● Five-Time Junior Olympic Champion
● Nebraska Golden Glove Champion & Fighter of the Tournament
● Silver Gloves Champion
● L.I.C. Champion
● NYABC Champion