1985-01-19 Donald Curry w rsc 4 (15) Colin Jones, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England - WBA/IBF

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1985-01-19 Donald Curry w rsc 4 (15) Colin Jones, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England - WBA/IBF. Referee: Ismael Fernandez. Catching Jones (146) with three fast jabs immediately the first round got underway set the tone as the champion quickly moved into punching range. With Curry (147) continuing to press in the second there several heavy exchanges between the pair, but in the third it all went wrong for the Welshman when the bridge of his nose was split. Unfortunately, the cut was too bad to repair during the interval, and after just 36 seconds of the fourth on the ringside doctor’s advice the referee halted the bout, thus ending Jones’ dream of becoming a world champion.