1998-09-12 Erik Morales w rsc 4 Junior Jones, The Bullring, Tijuana, Mexico - WBC

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1998-09-12 Erik Morales w rsc 4 Junior Jones, The Bullring, Tijuana, Mexico - WBC. Referee: Larry O’Connell. The opening three rounds saw both men looking for weaknesses and they became locked together on several occasions as each sought an advantage. However, the pattern of the fight became clear as they began to settle, with Jones (122) relying on doubling up the jab and following through with the right while the champion looked to throw rights over the top and get to the body. Making a fast start in the fourth, Jones became increasingly reckless in his efforts to knock Morales (121¾) out before being made to pay when a heavy right to the side of the head dropped him heavily for ‘eight’. Back on his feet, his left eye badly cut, Jones was set about and was being hit with every punch in the book before the referee rescued him with just five seconds of the session remaining.

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