2005-10-01 Antonio Tarver w pts 12 Roy Jones, St Petersburg Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA - The Ring
2005-10-01 Antonio Tarver w pts 12 Roy Jones, St Petersburg Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA – IBO/The Ring. Referee: Tommy Kimmons. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-112, 117-111. Despite not being the fighter of old and the fact that his legs occasionally let him down, Jones (173) made the southpaw champion pull out all the stops in order to retain his title. There was never much between them other than Tarver (175) doing that little bit more and in the 11th a right hook to the jaw had Jones in big trouble before he fought back to make it to the bell. Following the contest there were calls for the 36-year-old Jones to quit, but they fell on deaf ears.