Roy Jones Jr. vs. Glen Kelly

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2002-02-02 : Roy Jones Jr. 172 lbs beat Glen Kelly 174½ lbs by KO at 1:55 in round 7 of 12

  • WBC Light Heavyweight Title (10th defense by Jones)
  • WBA Light Heavyweight Title (9th defense by Jones)
  • IBF Light Heavyweight Title (6th defense by Jones)
  • IBO Light Heavyweight Title (3rd defense by Jones)
  • NBA Light Heavyweight Title (2nd defense by Jones)
  • IBA Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Jones)
  • WBF Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Jones)
  • The Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Jones)

Comments

  • Kelly was ranked #1 by the IBF.
  • Jones earned $1.5 million and Kelly made $512,000.
  • Kelly was down once in the third round, once in the sixth and once in the seventh.
  • In the seventh round, Jones put both hands behind his back. As Kelly moved in behind a jab, Jones went over the jab with a right to the head. Kelly went down and was counted out.
  • Jones landed 124 of 249 punches (50%) and Kelly connected on 42 of 171 (25%).
  • Jones had recently been awarded the light heavyweight title of The Ring Magazine. The magazine stopped giving belts to world champions in 1990, but began again in 2002.