Antonio Tarver vs. Roy Jones Jr. (1st meeting)

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2003-11-08 : Roy Jones Jr 175 lbs beat Antonio Tarver 175 lbs by MD in round 12 of 12

  • WBA Light Heavyweight Title (Vacant Title)
  • WBC Light Heavyweight Title (Tarver's 1st defense)
  • IBO Light Heavyweight Title (Jones's 5th defense)
  • Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title (Jones defending)
  • Promoters: Banner/SquareRing/StarBoxing


Notes

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  • Blows: Tarver 175/506 35%; Jones 167/406 41%.
  • Jones retains the The Ring's Light Heavyweight World Belt (Ring Magazine scores the fight 116-114 for Jones)
  • Jones becomes the first reigning heavyweight title holder (WBA) in history to move down in weight and win a light heavyweight title (WBC). Jones vacated the WBA Heavyweight Championship on Feb. 20, 2004.
  • PPV buys: 302,000