2002-02-02 Roy Jones w co 7 Glen Kelly, American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC/The Ring
2002-02-02 Roy Jones w co 7 Glen Kelly, American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA - IBF/WBA/WBC/The Ring. Referee: Max Parker Jr. Never in with a chance at any stage of the contest Kelly (174½) was eventually counted out at 1.55 of the seventh round after being dropped by a right to the head. Prior to that Jones (172) had hurt his challenger badly in the second, knocked him down with a cracking left hook to the head in the third, and almost had him over again in both the fourth and fifth sessions before dropping him with a left to the body in the sixth.
On 23 May, at the Marcel Cerdan Sports Palace, Levallois-Perret, France, Bruno Girard defended the WBA ‘second tier’ title when outpointing Thomas Hansvoll over 12 rounds. He then defended it when outscoring Lou Del Valle over 12 rounds at the Cordoba Arena, Palavas Les Flots, France on 13 July.