2000-01-15 Acelino Freitas w rtd 8 Barry Jones, The Dome, Doncaster, England - WBO

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2000-01-15 Acelino Freitas w rtd 8 Barry Jones, The Dome, Doncaster, England - WBO. Referee: Samuel Viruet. Knocked down inside the opening 15 seconds by a left-hook counter certainly was not in the script for the champion, but having got over his embarrassment he settled down to drop Jones (128½) twice before the first round was over. More pressure ensued in the third as Jones tried to keep on the move, and it was not long before Freitas (130) decked him for ‘eight’ with a left hook under the ribs. Although Jones did his best to avoid trouble in the third a right over the top put him down again for ‘eight’. Despite that, he came back magnificently to win the next two sessions prior to him being on the floor again, in the seventh, having taken a heavy right to the head. Although Jones, cut over the right eye, came out for the eighth he was soon decked again, this time by a left hook to the ribs for ‘eight’, and after receiving a further battering his corner threw the towel in, the finish being timed at 0.50.