1994-04-22 John Michael Johnson w rsc 11 Junior Jones, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA
22 April John Michael Johnson w rsc 11 Junior Jones, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Richard Steele. In a huge upset, Johnson (118) used a heavy right hand to negate the champion’s reach advantage and in the fourth round it was that punch which sent Jones (118) crashing for a count. Getting up, Jones boxed well for the next few sessions, using a jab-and-move routine, but it was noticeable that Johnson was getting closer and in the 11th a countering left-right put the champion down again. After picking himself up at the count of eight, the referee rescued him at 1.21 of the round when he was hammered against the ropes and being hit without reply.