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1962-05-12 Harold Johnson w pts 15 Doug Jones, The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD. Referee: David Beloff. Scorecards: 74-61, 73-64, 71-63. Fighting to unify the title, Johnson (171½), the NBA champion, proved a bit too experienced for Jones (171½), his left hand keeping the latter at bay for much of the time. In control from the fifth onwards, Johnson made a big effort to stop Jones in the 11th, throwing right after right, but the latter did not budge and when the bell rang the pair continued to fight on. From thereon, Johnson went back to the tried and trusted left jab and outboxed the younger man through to the final bell, often feinting him on to punches.  
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1962-05-12 [[Harold Johnson]] w pts 15 [[Doug Jones]], The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD. Referee: David Beloff. Scorecards: 74-61, 73-64, 71-63. Fighting to unify the title, Johnson (171½), the NBA champion, proved a bit too experienced for Jones (171½), his left hand keeping the latter at bay for much of the time. In control from the fifth onwards, Johnson made a big effort to stop Jones in the 11th, throwing right after right, but the latter did not budge and when the bell rang the pair continued to fight on. Thereafter, Johnson went back to the tried and trusted left jab and outboxed the younger man through to the final bell, often feinting him on to punches.  
  
 
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Revision as of 14:58, 23 March 2012

1962-05-12 Harold Johnson w pts 15 Doug Jones, The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD. Referee: David Beloff. Scorecards: 74-61, 73-64, 71-63. Fighting to unify the title, Johnson (171½), the NBA champion, proved a bit too experienced for Jones (171½), his left hand keeping the latter at bay for much of the time. In control from the fifth onwards, Johnson made a big effort to stop Jones in the 11th, throwing right after right, but the latter did not budge and when the bell rang the pair continued to fight on. Thereafter, Johnson went back to the tried and trusted left jab and outboxed the younger man through to the final bell, often feinting him on to punches.