1997-04-18 Ike Quartey w rsc 5 Ralph Jones, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA

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1997-04-18 Ike Quartey w rsc 5 Ralph Jones, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Joe Cortez. Never really in with a chance, the challenger started badly after walking in to Quartey (146½). He was soon in trouble, a left-right to the jaw knocking him over for ‘four’ before another volley of blows sent him down again prior to him being saved by the bell to end the first round. Jones (147) was soon under pressure in the second, but showed real grit to get though the storm that headed his way, even surprising Quartey in the third with a fight back. However, it was back to survival in the fourth for Jones before he became an open target in the fifth. On his way down again, it was no surprise when the referee rescued him after 68 seconds.