Doug Jones (boxer)
|Real name||Doug Jones|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
February 27, 1937|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||November 14, 2017(aged 80)|
|Wins by KO||20|
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 ninth 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 two called it even. 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
|30 Wins (20 knockouts, 10 decisions), 10 Losses (3 knockouts, 7 decisions), 1 Draw |
|Loss||30–10–1||Boone Kirkman||TKO||6||10/08/1967||Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington||Referee stopped the bout at 0:28 of the sixth round.|
|Win||30–9–1||Boone Kirkman||TKO||7||29/06/1967||Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington|
|Loss||29–9–1||Joe Frazier||KO||6||21/02/1967||Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Jones knocked out at 2:28 of the sixth round.|
|Loss||29–8–1||Thad Spencer||UD||10||14/10/1966||Cow Palace, Daly City, California||0-11, 0-10, 1-8.|
|Loss||29–7–1||Ernie Terrell||UD||15||28/06/1966||Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas||WBA World Heavyweight Title. 141-146, 140-146, 140-145.|
|Win||29–6–1||Lou Bailey||TKO||6||08/03/1966||Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida|
|Win||28–6–1||Archie McBride||KO||5||28/12/1965||Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida|
|Win||27–6–1||Chip Johnson||KO||3||30/11/1965||Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida||Johnson knocked out at 2:07 of the third round.|
|Win||26–6–1||Harvey C. Jones||TKO||4||21/09/1965||Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida|
|Win||25–6–1||Prentice Snipes||KO||2||14/09/1965||Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida|
|Loss||24–6–1||George Chuvalo||TKO||11||02/10/1964||Madison Square Garden, New York City||Referee stopped the bout at 1:28 of the 11th round.|
|Loss||24–5–1||Billy Daniels||SD||10||14/08/1964||Madison Square Garden, New York City||3-5, 4-5, 6-4.|
|Win||24–4–1||LeRoy Green||UD||10||16/05/1964||National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica||100-70, 100-89, 100-89.|
|Win||23–4–1||Tom McNeeley||TKO||5||03/02/1964||New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York|
|Win||22–4–1||Billy Daniels||PTS||10||14/06/1963||Teaneck Armory, Teaneck, New Jersey||5-4.|
|Loss||21–4–1||Cassius Clay||UD||10||13/03/1963||Madison Square Garden, New York City||1-8, 4-5, 4-5.|
|Win||21–3–1||Zora Folley||KO||7||15/12/1962||Madison Square Garden, New York City||Folley knocked out at 1:58 of the seventh round.|
|Win||20–3–1||Bob Foster||TKO||8||20/10/1962||Madison Square Garden, New York City||Referee stopped the bout at 0:23 of the eighth round.|
|Draw||19–3–1||Erich Schoppner||PTS||10||29/09/1962||Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Loss||19–3||Zora Folley||UD||10||01/08/1962||Denver Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado||45-47, 45-47, 46-47.|
|Loss||19–2||Harold Johnson||UD||15||12/05/1962||Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||World Light Heavyweight Title. 61-74, 64-73, 63-71.|
|Loss||19–1||Eddie Machen||UD||10||02/12/1961||Miami Beach Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida||94-98, 93-100, 95-99.|
|Win||19–0||Von Clay||TKO||10||26/08/1961||Madison Square Garden, New York City||Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the tenth round.|
|Win||18–0||Pete Rademacher||KO||5||29/04/1961||St. Nicholas Arena, New York City|
|Win||17–0||Floyd McCoy||KO||3||13/03/1961||Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario|
|Win||16-0||Carl Bobo Olson||KO||6||31/08/1960||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois||Bobo knocked out at 1:30 of the sixth round.|
|Win||15–0||Von Clay||SD||10||24/06/1960||St. Nicholas Arena, New York City||4-5, 6-2, 6-3.|
|Win||14–0||Von Clay||UD||10||28/03/1960||St. Nicholas Arena, New York City||7-5, 6-4, 5-4.|
|Win||13–0||LeRoy Green||UD||10||15/02/1960||Academy of Music, New York City||10-0, 10-0, 10-0.|
|Win||12–0||Clarence Floyd||UD||10||08/01/1960||Madison Square Garden, New York City|
|Win||11–0||Juan Pomare||SD||10||09/11/1959||Academy of Music, New York City||7-3, 8-2, 4-6.|
|Win||10–0||Chuck Whittley||TKO||4||23/10/1959||Madison Square Garden, New York City|
|Win||9–0||Richard Hill||TKO||4||14/08/1959||Madison Square Garden, New York City|
|Win||8–0||Sonny Boykins||TKO||2||15/06/1959||St. Nicholas Arena, New York City|
|Win||7–0||Rudy Corney||PTS||4||22/05/1959||Madison Square Garden, New York City|
|Win||6–0||Gunnar Doerner||TKO||2||08/05/1959||Syracuse War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, New York||Referee stopped the bout at 1:27 of the second round.|
|Win||5–0||Frank LaPola||PTS||6||06/03/1959||Madison Square Garden, New York City|
|Win||4–0||Edmund George||TKO||4||30/01/1959||Madison Square Garden, New York City|
|Win||3–0||Andre Tessier||TKO||3||19/12/1958||Madison Square Garden, New York City|
|Win||2–0||Vince Ferguson||TKO||2||19/09/1958||Madison Square Garden, New York City||Referee stopped the bout at 1:12 of the second round.|
|Win||1–0||Jimmy McNair||PTS||4||22/08/1958||Madison Square Garden, New York City|
- Silver, Mike (22 November 2017). "Doug Jones, Boxer Who Gave a Young Cassius Clay His Toughest fight, Dies at 80". Boxing Over Broadway. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
- Atlas, Teddy (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.
- Rose, Murray (14 March 1963). "Clay Finishes Fast to Gain Unpopular Verdict". St. Joseph Gazette. Associated Press.
- "Fight Fans Dislike Clay-Jones Decision". The Altus Times-Democrat. UPI. 14 March 1963.
- "Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones". BoxRec. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- "Doug Jones". BoxRec. Retrieved 27 December 2017.