1932-04-26 Gorilla Jones w pts 12 Young Terry, The Armory, Trenton, New Jersey, USA - NBA
1932-04-26 Gorilla Jones w pts 12 Young Terry, The Armory, Trenton, New Jersey, USA - NBA. Referee: Hank Lewis. Making an excellent start, Terry (158) was the early aggressor in a fast and furious affair before weakening badly after the eighth and seeing his lead dwindle as Jones (151) came on like a train. Well down on the cards at this point, Jones, who ultimately picked up the decision, began to pile up the points with hard rights to head and body that doubled the challenger up and had him hanging on in front of a large crowd who had come to cheer him. The decision, a unanimous one, showed Jones winning by six rounds to four with two even.
Jones' next defence of the NBA title would come in Paris, France against The Ring's number-one rated contender, Marcel Thil. The durable Frenchman, who had 85 wins from 118 contests, was a 29-year-old veteran of the ring, having started out in 1920. Since losing the European title to Mario Bosisio in November 1930 he had racked up 15 wins, which included victories over Vince Dundee and Jack Hood, and was an aggressive body puncher.