1999-06-05 Roy Jones w pts 12 Reggie Johnson, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Jump to: navigation, search

1999-06-05 Roy Jones w pts 12 Reggie Johnson, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC. Referee: Elmo Adolph. Scorecards: 120-106, 120-106, 120-106. In a battle for three titles Jones (174) showed far too much speed for the IBF champion, who must have felt that he was being ambushed at times when hit at the rate of five punches to one. Smashed to the floor in the third round by a left hook-right counter the southpaw Johnson (171) was cut over the right eye and bewildered at the bell. Having survived that round Johnson was not dropped again, and although he was in big trouble in the last two sessions as Jones went for a kayo he bravely made it to the finishing line.