Roy Jones Jr. vs. David Telesco

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2000-01-15 : Roy Jones Jr 175 lbs beat David Telesco 175 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

  • WBC Light Heavyweight Title (5th defense by Jones)
  • WBA Light Heavyweight Title (4th defense by Jones)
  • IBF Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Jones)


Notes

  • This was the first fight card in the 68-year history of Radio City Music Hall.
  • There was a sellout crowd of 5,923.
  • Jones landed 293 of 493 punches (59%) and Telesco connected on 160 of 412 (39%).
  • After the fight, Jones said the reason he didn't score a knockout was "because I fractured my left wrist in a motorcycle accident 3½ weeks ago. Everybody said I should cancel the fight but I said, 'I can't. I've got a big date in New York.' If I had both hands, I would have knocked him out, but I only had one hand."
  • The fight ended a little pass midnight on January 16, Jones' 31st birthday.


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