2000-04-29 Paul Ingle w rsc 11 Junior Jones, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - IBF
2000-04-29 Paul Ingle w rsc 11 Junior Jones, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - IBF. Referee: Steve Smoger. Boring in behind a stiff left jab and applying good pressure Ingle (125½) impressed the locals as he set about defending his title for the first time, his good head movement making him a difficult target for Jones (125¼), certainly until the ninth round. Prior to that there was little between the pair, but in the ninth Jones finally nailed his man when a big right hand floored Ingle. With Jones in full cry after the mandatory count had been and gone Ingle was forced to defend for the remainder of the session before going toe to toe with the American in the tenth. Early in the 11th Ingle staggered Jones with a terrific left hook, and with the ropes holding him up and having been forced to take several unreturned blows the latter was given an ‘eight’ count. Allowed back in the fray, with Jones’ legs betraying him, the referee called a halt on the 1.16 mark.