|Real name||Guillermo Agustin Jones|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
May 5, 1972 |
|Wins by KO||31|
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 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.
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. 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. Jones later announced he would make a mandatory defense against Yoan Pablo Hernández. 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. 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. In December 2013, Jones was reinstated by the WBA as Champion in Recess.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|47 fights||41 wins||3 losses|
|47||Win||41–3–2 (1)||Ytalo Perea||SD||11||Nov 18, 2017||Renaissance Hotel & Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin heavyweight title|
|46||Win||40–3–2 (1)||Garrett Wilson||MD||6||Jul 2, 2016||Teamsters Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|45||Win||39–3–2 (1)||Daniel Cota||UD||10||Nov 20, 2015||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama|
|44||NC||38–3–2 (1)||Denis Lebedev||KO||11 (12), 1:54||May 17, 2013||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||Michael Marrone||TKO||6 (12), 1:55||Nov 5, 2011||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.||Retained WBA cruiserweight title|
|42||Win||37–3–2||Valery Brudov||TKO||11 (12), 2:16||Oct 2, 2010||Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama||Retained WBA cruiserweight title|
|41||Win||36–3–2||Firat Arslan||TKO||10 (12), 2:33||Sep 27, 2008||Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany||Won WBA cruiserweight title|
|40||Win||35–3–2||Zack Page||UD||8||Jul 7, 2007||The Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.|
|39||Win||34–3–2||Jeremy Bates||TKO||1 (8), 1:44||Jan 6, 2007||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|38||Win||33–3–2||Wayne Braithwaite||TKO||4 (12), 2:26||Sep 3, 2005||Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.||Retained WBA Fedelatin and WBC Latino cruiserweight titles|
|37||Win||32–3–2||Kelvin Davis||TKO||4 (10), 0:42||May 21, 2005||United Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|36||Loss||31–3–2||Steve Cunningham||SD||10||Apr 2, 2005||DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|35||Win||31–2–2||Antonio Berroa||KO||1 (12), 2:09||Dec 3, 2004||Figali Convention Center, Panama City, Panama||Retained WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight title;
Won vacant WBC Latino cruiserweight title
|34||Win||30–2–2||Luciano Torres||TKO||1 (12), 1:48||Mar 16, 2004||Atlapa Convention Centre, Panama City, Panama||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight title|
|33||Draw||29–2–2||Johnny Nelson||SD||12||Nov 23, 2002||Storm Arena, Derby, England||For WBO cruiserweight title|
|32||Win||29–2–1||Sione Asipeli||UD||10||Jul 13, 2002||Packard Music Hall, Warren, Ohio, U.S.|
|31||Win||28–2–1||Tim Williamson||SD||10||Apr 13, 2002||Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|30||Win||27–2–1||Victor Maciel||TKO||1 (10), 1:21||May 19, 2001||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama|
|29||Win||26–2–1||Allen Watts||UD||10||May 20, 2000||Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.|
|28||Win||25–2–1||Jaffa Ballogou||UD||6||Dec 18, 1999||Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.|
|27||Win||24–2–1||Jose Maquina Rojas||TKO||2 (10), 2:59||Oct 9, 1999||Magnum Eventus, Panama City, Panama|
|26||Win||23–2–1||Santos Daniels||TKO||6 (10), 1:47||Sep 4, 1999||Balboa Civic Center, Panama City, Panama|
|25||Loss||22–2–1||Laurent Boudouani||SD||12||May 30, 1998||Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.||For WBA super welterweight title|
|24||Draw||22–1–1||Laurent Boudouani||MD||12||Feb 13, 1998||The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.||For WBA super welterweight title|
|23||Win||22–1||David Noel||TKO||1 (12), 1:05||Nov 29, 1997||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama||Retained WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title|
|22||Loss||21–1||David Noel||KO||2 (12)||Sep 27, 1997||Gimnasio José Beracasa, Caracas, Venezuela||Retained WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Alejandro Ugueto||TKO||5 (12), 1:42||May 3, 1997||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama||Retained WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Jorge Luis Vado||KO||1 (10)||Feb 28, 1997||Colón, Panama|
|19||Win||19–0||Alejandro Ugueto||PTS||12||Oct 7, 1996||Maracay, Venezuela||Retained WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Gilberto Barreto||KO||1 (12), 1:04||Jun 15, 1996||Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin super welterweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Eduardo Rodriguez||KO||2 (10), 2:53||Apr 20, 1996||Hotel Washington, Colón, Panama|
|16||Win||16–0||Manuel Florian||TKO||2 (10)||Mar 29, 1996||Hipódromo Presidente Remón, Panama City, Panama|
|15||Win||15–0||Carlos Alberto Arrieta||KO||1 (12), 2:41||Mar 15, 1996||Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama||Retained WBA Fedelatin welterweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||José García||KO||1 (12)||Feb 2, 1996||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama||Retained WBA Fedelatin welterweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Manuel Alvarez||KO||1 (12)||Sep 18, 1995||Maracay, Venezuela||Retained WBA Fedelatin welterweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Ricardo Simarra||TKO||4 (12), 1:50||Aug 5, 1995||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin welterweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Antonio Ocasio||KO||3 (12), 0:32||Jul 15, 1995||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama||Won vacant Panamanian welterweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Marcelino Quiroz||KO||2 (8), 2:35||Apr 1, 1995||Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama|
|9||Win||9–0||Rafael Ortiz||KO||1 (10)||Feb 4, 1995||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama|
|8||Win||8–0||Felix Jose Hernandez||TKO||2 (10)||Oct 15, 1994||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama|
|7||Win||7–0||Jaime Mayorga||TKO||1 (12), 1:45||Sep 3, 1994||Colón, Panama||Won vacant WBC FECARBOX welterweight title|
|6||Win||6–0||Edison Martinez||TKO||1 (8), 1:49||Jun 4, 1994||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama|
|5||Win||5–0||Manuel Alvarez||SD||8||Feb 5, 1994||Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama|
|4||Win||4–0||Ramon Barrera||TKO||1 (6)||Dec 28, 1993||Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama|
|3||Win||3–0||Jorge Eliecer Ortiz||TKO||1 (4), 2:18||Dec 4, 1993||Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama|
|2||Win||2–0||Manuel Florian||UD||4||Oct 16, 1993||Arena Panama Al Brown, Colón, Panama|
|1||Win||1–0||Gabriel Camarena||TKO||1 (4), 1:25||Jul 17, 1993||Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama||Professional debut|
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- "WBA reinstalls Guillermo Jones as champion in recess". Boxing News.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byFelix Rojas
|WBC FECARBOX welterweight champion
September 3, 1994 – August 1995
Title next held byNino Cirilo
Title last held byEduardo Rodriguez
|Panamanian welterweight champion
July 15, 1995 – June 1996
Title next held byTito Mendoza
Title last held byAndrew Murray
|WBA Fedelatin welterweight champion
August 5, 1995 – June 1996
Title next held byAndrew Murray
Title last held byJose Orlando Aguirre
|WBA Fedelatin super welterweight champion
June 15, 1996 – February 13, 1998
Lost bid for world title
Title next held byJavier Castillo
Title last held byLuis Andres Pineda
|WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight champion
March 16, 2004 – May 2005
Title next held byLuis Andres Pineda
Title last held byJorge Kahwagi
|WBC Latino cruiserweight champion
December 3, 2004 – March 2006
Title next held byEliseo Castillo
Title last held byLuis Andres Pineda
|WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight champion
September 3, 2005 – December 2005
Title next held byLuis Andres Pineda
Title last held byAndrey Fedosov
|WBA Fedelatin heavyweight champion
November 18, 2017 – present
|World boxing titles|
|WBA cruiserweight champion
September 27, 2008 – October 30, 2012
promoted from interim status
|Honorary boxing titles|
|New title||WBA cruiserweight champion
October 30, 2012 – May 17, 2013
Failed to regain world title