1932-06-11 Marcel Thil w disq 11 (15) Gorilla Jones, Princes Park Stadium, Paris, France - NBA/IBU
1932-06-11 Marcel Thil w disq 11 (15) Gorilla Jones, Princes Park Stadium, Paris, France - NBA/IBU. Referee: Juan Casanovas. Although clutching at every opportunity and boxing on the retreat, Jones (149) was unable to keep the ebullient Thil (158) at bay, especially at close quarters where the champion laid into his man. The champion was also scoring freely with the jab, both at close quarters and at long range, and having been warned several times for hitting on the break Jones got himself thrown out by the referee in the 11th after hammering Thil with four left hooks to an unprotected jaw, before punching low, holding his rival, and then looking to land on the third man, who had undoubtedly had enough.
Despite Jones complaining bitterly about the way he was treated in France, especially not being allowed to work the body after being told that the first foul blow would bring a warning and the next a disqualification, the NBA, contrary to all kinds of stories, continued to support the Frenchman as the world champion.