Doug Jones (boxer)

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Doug Jones (born February 27, 1937, New York City) is a former American heavyweight boxer.[1]

Boxing career[edit]

Doug "Pugilism" Jones started off his career successfully with 18 consecutive wins against mostly lightly regarded opponents, until his first loss occurred at the hands of Eddie Machen. He lost his next two fights, and the third a draw. Jones fought for the world light-heavyweight championship against Harold Johnson but lost a 15-round decision.

He then moved up to the heavyweight division. Jones won his next two fights against Bob Foster (who was in his 9th professional fight) and Zora Folley. Jones also split two fights with Billy Daniels. His best known fight was against a young Cassius Clay in March 1963, when he lost a ten-round decision in front of a sold-out crowd in Madison Square Garden. Many thought Jones deserved the decision, which was loudly booed by the Garden Crowd. Of 25 boxing writers at the Garden that night 13 scored it for Jones, 10 favored Clay and 2 called it even.[2][3] The Ring selected this as its Fight of the Year in 1963.

He continued boxing with limited success, fighting distinguished boxers George Chuvalo, Joe Frazier and Ernie Terrell. Overall, he compiled a record of 30 wins (20 by knockout), 10 losses, and 1 draw. He is widely regarded by the Boxing Press as one of the top fighters who never actually won a world title.

Professional boxing record[edit]

30 Wins (20 knockouts, 10 decisions), 10 Losses (3 knockouts, 7 decisions), 1 Draw [4]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 11-1 United States Boone Kirkman TKO 6 10/08/1967 United States Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington Referee stopped the bout at 0:28 of the sixth round.
Win 11-0 United States Boone Kirkman TKO 7 29/06/1967 United States Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Loss 13-0 United States Joe Frazier KO 6 21/02/1967 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jones knocked out at 2:28 of the sixth round.
Loss 29-5 United States Thad Spencer UD 10 14/10/1966 United States Cow Palace, Daly City, California 0-11, 0-10, 1-8.
Loss 38-4 United States Ernie Terrell UD 15 28/06/1966 United States Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas WBA World Heavyweight Title. 141-146, 140-146, 140-145.
Win 14-23-5 United States Lou Bailey TKO 6 08/03/1966 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 30-17-2 United States Archie McBride KO 5 28/12/1965 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 11-8-1 United States Chip Johnson KO 3 30/11/1965 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida Johnson knocked out at 2:07 of the third round.
Win 12-7-2 United States Harvey C. Jones TKO 4 21/09/1965 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 20-7 United States Prentice Snipes KO 2 14/09/1965 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Loss 27-8-2 Canada George Chuvalo TKO 11 02/10/1964 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 1:28 of the 11th round.
Loss 18-5-1 United States Billy "The Barber" Daniels SD 10 14/08/1964 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City 3-5, 4-5, 6-4.
Win 21-16-3 United States LeRoy Green UD 10 16/05/1964 Jamaica National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica 100-70, 100-89, 100-89.
Win 30-6 United States Tom McNeeley TKO 5 03/02/1964 United States New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York
Win 18-2 United States Billy "The Barber" Daniels PTS 10 14/06/1963 United States Teaneck Armory, Teaneck, New Jersey 5-4.
Loss 17-0 United States Muhammad Ali UD 10 13/03/1963 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City 1-8, 4-5, 4-5.
Win 62-5-2 United States Zora Folley KO 7 15/12/1962 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Folley knocked out at 1:58 of the seventh round.
Win 9-0 United States Bob Foster TKO 8 20/10/1962 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 0:23 of the eighth round.
Draw 33-0-3 Germany Erich Schoppner PTS 10 29/09/1962 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Loss 59-5-2 United States Zora Folley UD 10 01/08/1962 United States Denver Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado 45-47, 45-47, 46-47.
Loss 66-8 United States Harold Johnson UD 15 12/05/1962 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania World Light Heavyweight Title. 61-74, 64-73, 63-71.
Loss 39-4-1 United States Eddie Machen UD 10 02/12/1961 United States Miami Beach Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida 94-98, 93-100, 95-99.
Win 15-4-2 United States Von Clay TKO 10 26/08/1961 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the tenth round.
Win 13-3-1 United States Pete Rademacher KO 5 29/04/1961 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York City
Win 10-10 United States Floyd McCoy KO 3 13/03/1961 Canada Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario
Win 80-10 United States Carl Bobo Olson KO 6 31/08/1960 United States Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois Bobo knocked out at 1:30 of the sixth round.
Win 11-2-2 United States Von Clay SD 10 24/06/1960 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York City 4-5, 6-2, 6-3.
Win 11-1-2 United States Von Clay UD 10 28/03/1960 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York City 7-5, 6-4, 5-4.
Win 18-9-2 United States LeRoy Green UD 10 15/02/1960 United States Academy of Music, New York City 10-0, 10-0, 10-0.
Win 9-7 United States Clarence Floyd UD 10 08/01/1960 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 11-6 United States Juan Pomare SD 10 09/11/1959 United States Academy of Music, New York City 7-3, 8-2, 4-6.
Win 4-5 United States Chuck Whittley TKO 4 23/10/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 7-4 United States Richard Hill TKO 4 14/08/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 6-6-1 United States Sonny Boykins TKO 2 15/06/1959 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York City
Win 6-5-2 United States Rudy Corney PTS 4 22/05/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 5-1 Canada Gunnar Doerner TKO 2 08/05/1959 United States Syracuse War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, New York Referee stopped the bout at 1:27 of the second round.
Win 9-2 United States Frank LaPola PTS 6 06/03/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 7-8-3 United States Edmund George TKO 4 30/01/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 19-7-2 United States Andre Tessier TKO 3 19/12/1958 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 5-0 United States Vince Ferguson TKO 2 19/09/1958 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 1:12 of the second round.
Win 4-6-1 United States Jimmy McNair PTS 4 22/08/1958 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teddy Atlas (January 17, 2006). "Ali's legend forged beyond the classic bouts". ESPN: Boxing. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 5. Ali W10 Doug Jones, March 13, 1963: Ali was explosive in the Williams fight. I think this bout against Jones provides an example of Ali's being tested before he became champion, before many knew what he had besides talent, when there still were questions but not yet any answers. 
  2. ^ Clay Finishes Fast to Gain Unpopular Verdict
  3. ^ Fight Fans Dislike Clay-Jones Decision
  4. ^ http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=009378&cat=boxer

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