Guillermo Jones

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Guillermo Jones
Statistics
Real name Guillermo Agustin Jones
Nickname(s)
  • El Felino
  • El Jefe
Weight(s)
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Reach 76 in (193 cm)
Nationality Panamanian
Born (1972-05-05) May 5, 1972 (age 45)
Colón, Panama
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 41
Wins by KO 31
Losses 3
Draws 2
No contests 1

Guillermo Jones (born May 5, 1972) is a Panamanian professional boxer. He held the WBA cruiserweight title from 2008 to 2012, and challenged twice for the WBA super welterweight title in 1998.

Professional career[edit]

Jones made his professional debut in 1993 as a welterweight, and was a world champion as a 198 pound cruiserweight 20 years later in 2013[1] He won his first 21 bouts in Panama, but was then stopped in Venezuela in two rounds by David Noel of Trinidad and Tobago in September 1997. He avenged that loss two months later in Panama by first round Knockout. Now aligned with promoter Don King, Jones fought two light middleweight WBA world title bouts against Laurent Boudouani in 1998. He drew once and lost the rematch by split decision in 12 round contests.

Jones fought his way through four weight classes. Later fighting as a cruiserweight in 2002, he fought Johnny Nelson for the WBO World cruiserweight title, drawing in 12 rounds in his third world title attempt. Most in attendance thought Jones had done enough to win the title from Nelson.

After yet another split decision loss in 2005 to future cruiserweight world title holder Steve Cunningham, Jones rebounded the same year with knockouts of Kelvin Davis and Wayne Braithwaite.

Jones got a shot at WBA World Cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan on September 27, 2008 and won the WBA world title by tenth round stoppage. He was the heaviest, and the oldest professional fighter from Panama to have achieved a world championship when he became Panama's 28th world boxing champion.[2] After winning the WBA title, Jones created controversy when he went through a two year period of inactivity while remaining WBA world champion.

In August 2010, the WBA finally threatened to strip Jones of his belt unless he defended his world title. As a result, he made his first defense of his world title against Valery Brudov in October 2010, scoring an eleventh round stoppage in Panama City.

Jones second defense of his title was scheduled to take place on June 25, 2011, against then undefeated Ryan Coyne. A few days before the fight, Jones pulled out, citing a back injury sustained following a training session.[3] Jones later announced he would make a mandatory defense against Yoan Pablo Hernández.[4] The fight was scheduled to take place in Germany on August 27, 2011, but the bout was cancelled with no specific reason.

Jones the defended his WBA world title against Mike Marrone. The fight took place in Florida on November 5, 2011, with Jones retaining his title via a TKO in the sixth round. After over a year of inactivity, Jones was declared the champion in recess after he backed out of a title defense against boxer Andres Taylor of Pennsylvania. Denis Lebedev of Russia won the interim WBA World title and then won the vacant WBA World title after Jones refused to fight him. After 18 months of inactivity, Jones traveled to Russia to fight Lebedev and settle matters regarding who the legitimate WBA world champion was, himself or Lebedev.

On May 17, 2013, Jones, the WBA World Cruiserweight champion 'in recess', cut and closed the left eye of Denis Lebedev in the first round. He eventually knocked out the other WBA World Cruiserweight champion 'claimant', Denis Lebedev of Russia, at 1:54 of the eleventh round to settle the issue once and for all as to who the true WBA World Cruiserweight champion was.[5] The bout is the first WBA World title bout in which two defending champions of the same world title belt faced each other. Jones inflicted horrific punishment on Lebedev, inflicting enough damage to Lebedev's right eye to perhaps end his career for medical reasons. Observers felt the bout should have been stopped early, but the Russian Boxing Federation would not stop the bout so it would go the distance, putting Jones in the position of having to knock Lebedev out in hostile territory to keep his title.

In October 2013, Jones was stripped of his title for failing a drug test for his WBA unification fight with Lebedev, with Lebedev being reinstated as full champion. A rematch between Lebedev and Jones has concordantly been ordered by the WBA. Jones again tested positive, and was stripped of the title, however recent allegations of Russian tampering with drug testing has put this finding in doubt.[6] In December 2013, Jones was reinstated by the WBA as Champion in Recess.[7]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
47 fights 41 wins 3 losses
By knockout 30 1
By decision 11 2
Draws 2
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
47 Win 41–3–2 (1) Ecuador Ytalo Perea SD 11 Nov 18, 2017 Dominican Republic Renaissance Hotel & Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Won vacant WBA Fedelatin heavyweight title
46 Win 40–3–2 (1) United States Garrett Wilson MD 6 Jul 2, 2016 United States Teamsters Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
45 Win 39–3–2 (1) Mexico Daniel Cota UD 10 Nov 20, 2015 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama
44 NC 38–3–2 (1) Russia Denis Lebedev KO 11 (12), 1:54 May 17, 2013 Russia Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia For WBA cruiserweight title;
Originally a KO win for Jones, later ruled an NC after he failed a drug test
43 Win 38–3–2 United States Michael Marrone TKO 6 (12), 1:55 Nov 5, 2011 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S. Retained WBA cruiserweight title
42 Win 37–3–2 Russia Valery Brudov TKO 11 (12), 2:16 Oct 2, 2010 Panama Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama Retained WBA cruiserweight title
41 Win 36–3–2 Germany Firat Arslan TKO 10 (12), 2:33 Sep 27, 2008 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany Won WBA cruiserweight title
40 Win 35–3–2 United States Zack Page UD 8 Jul 7, 2007 United States The Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
39 Win 34–3–2 United States Jeremy Bates TKO 1 (8), 1:44 Jan 6, 2007 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
38 Win 33–3–2 Guyana Wayne Braithwaite TKO 4 (12), 2:26 Sep 3, 2005 United States Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Retained WBA Fedelatin and WBC Latino cruiserweight titles
37 Win 32–3–2 United States Kelvin Davis TKO 4 (10), 0:42 May 21, 2005 United States United Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
36 Loss 31–3–2 United States Steve Cunningham SD 10 Apr 2, 2005 United States DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
35 Win 31–2–2 Dominican Republic Antonio Berroa KO 1 (12), 2:09 Dec 3, 2004 Panama Figali Convention Center, Panama City, Panama Retained WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight title;
Won vacant WBC Latino cruiserweight title
34 Win 30–2–2 Brazil Luciano Torres TKO 1 (12), 1:48 Mar 16, 2004 Panama Atlapa Convention Centre, Panama City, Panama Won vacant WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight title
33 Draw 29–2–2 United Kingdom Johnny Nelson SD 12 Nov 23, 2002 United Kingdom Storm Arena, Derby, England For WBO cruiserweight title
32 Win 29–2–1 Tonga Sione Asipeli UD 10 Jul 13, 2002 United States Packard Music Hall, Warren, Ohio, U.S.
31 Win 28–2–1 United States Tim Williamson SD 10 Apr 13, 2002 United States Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
30 Win 27–2–1 Mexico Victor Maciel TKO 1 (10), 1:21 May 19, 2001 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama
29 Win 26–2–1 United States Allen Watts UD 10 May 20, 2000 United States Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
28 Win 25–2–1 Togo Jaffa Ballogou UD 6 Dec 18, 1999 United States Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
27 Win 24–2–1 Dominican Republic Jose Maquina Rojas TKO 2 (10), 2:59 Oct 9, 1999 Panama Magnum Eventus, Panama City, Panama
26 Win 23–2–1 Guyana Santos Daniels TKO 6 (10), 1:47 Sep 4, 1999 Panama Balboa Civic Center, Panama City, Panama
25 Loss 22–2–1 France Laurent Boudouani SD 12 May 30, 1998 United States Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S. For WBA super welterweight title
24 Draw 22–1–1 France Laurent Boudouani MD 12 Feb 13, 1998 United States The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. For WBA super welterweight title
23 Win 22–1 Trinidad and Tobago David Noel TKO 1 (12), 1:05 Nov 29, 1997 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama Retained WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title
22 Loss 21–1 Trinidad and Tobago David Noel KO 2 (12) Sep 27, 1997 Venezuela Gimnasio José Beracasa, Caracas, Venezuela Retained WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title
21 Win 21–0 Venezuela Alejandro Ugueto TKO 5 (12), 1:42 May 3, 1997 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama Retained WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title
20 Win 20–0 Nicaragua Jorge Luis Vado KO 1 (10) Feb 28, 1997 Panama Colón, Panama
19 Win 19–0 Venezuela Alejandro Ugueto PTS 12 Oct 7, 1996 Venezuela Maracay, Venezuela Retained WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title
18 Win 18–0 Colombia Gilberto Barreto KO 1 (12), 1:04 Jun 15, 1996 Panama Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama Won vacant WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title
17 Win 17–0 Panama Eduardo Rodriguez KO 2 (10), 2:53 Apr 20, 1996 Panama Hotel Washington, Colón, Panama
16 Win 16–0 Dominican Republic Manuel Florian TKO 2 (10) Mar 29, 1996 Panama Hipódromo Presidente Remón, Panama City, Panama
15 Win 15–0 Argentina Carlos Alberto Arrieta KO 1 (12), 2:41 Mar 15, 1996 Panama Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama Retained WBA Fedelatin welterweight title
14 Win 14–0 Venezuela José García KO 1 (12) Feb 2, 1996 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama Retained WBA Fedelatin welterweight title
13 Win 13–0 Colombia Manuel Alvarez KO 1 (12) Sep 18, 1995 Venezuela Maracay, Venezuela Retained WBA Fedelatin welterweight title
12 Win 12–0 Colombia Ricardo Simarra TKO 4 (12), 1:50 Aug 5, 1995 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama Won vacant WBA Fedelatin welterweight title
11 Win 11–0 Panama Antonio Ocasio KO 3 (12), 0:32 Jul 15, 1995 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama Won vacant Panamanian welterweight title
10 Win 10–0 Panama Marcelino Quiroz KO 2 (8), 2:35 Apr 1, 1995 Panama Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama
9 Win 9–0 Dominican Republic Rafael Ortiz KO 1 (10) Feb 4, 1995 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama
8 Win 8–0 Colombia Felix Jose Hernandez TKO 2 (10) Oct 15, 1994 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama
7 Win 7–0 Nicaragua Jaime Mayorga TKO 1 (12), 1:45 Sep 3, 1994 Panama Colón, Panama Won vacant WBC FECARBOX welterweight title
6 Win 6–0 Colombia Edison Martinez TKO 1 (8), 1:49 Jun 4, 1994 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama
5 Win 5–0 Colombia Manuel Alvarez SD 8 Feb 5, 1994 Panama Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama
4 Win 4–0 Panama Ramon Barrera TKO 1 (6) Dec 28, 1993 Panama Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama
3 Win 3–0 Colombia Jorge Eliecer Ortiz TKO 1 (4), 2:18 Dec 4, 1993 Panama Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama
2 Win 2–0 Dominican Republic Manuel Florian UD 4 Oct 16, 1993 Panama Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama
1 Win 1–0 Panama Gabriel Camarena TKO 1 (4), 1:25 Jul 17, 1993 Panama Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Felix Rojas
WBC FECARBOX welterweight champion
September 3, 1994 – August 1995
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Nino Cirilo
Vacant
Title last held by
Eduardo Rodriguez
Panamanian welterweight champion
July 15, 1995 – June 1996
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Tito Mendoza
Vacant
Title last held by
Andrew Murray
WBA Fedelatin welterweight champion
August 5, 1995 – June 1996
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Andrew Murray
Vacant
Title last held by
Jose Orlando Aguirre
WBA Fedelatin super welterweight champion
June 15, 1996 – February 13, 1998
Lost bid for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Javier Castillo
Vacant
Title last held by
Luis Andres Pineda
WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight champion
March 16, 2004 – May 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Luis Andres Pineda
Vacant
Title last held by
Jorge Kahwagi
WBC Latino cruiserweight champion
December 3, 2004 – March 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Eliseo Castillo
Vacant
Title last held by
Luis Andres Pineda
WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight champion
September 3, 2005 – December 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Luis Andres Pineda
Vacant
Title last held by
Andrey Fedosov
WBA Fedelatin heavyweight champion
November 18, 2017 – present
Incumbent
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Firat Arslan
WBA cruiserweight champion
September 27, 2008 – October 30, 2012
Status changed
Succeeded by
Denis Lebedev
promoted from interim status
Honorary boxing titles
New title WBA cruiserweight champion
In recess

October 30, 2012 – May 17, 2013
Failed to regain world title
Title discontinued