Roy Jones Jr. vs. Glen Kelly

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Roy Jones Jr 172 lbs beat Glen Kelly 175 lbs by KO at 1:55 in round 7 of 12

  • WBC World Light Heavyweight Title (10th defense by Jones)
  • WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Title (9th defense by Jones)
  • IBF World Light Heavyweight Title (6th defense by Jones)
  • IBO World Light Heavyweight Title (3rd defense by Jones)
  • NBA World Light Heavyweight Title (2nd defense by Jones)
  • IBA World Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Jones)
  • WBF World Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Jones)
  • The Ring Magazine World Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Jones)
  • Promoter: Square Ring, Inc.
  • Ring Announcer: Michael Buffer
  • Aired On: HBO World Championship Boxing (Main Event)

Notes

  • 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 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.
  • After 6 rounds, HBO's unofficial judge Harold Lederman's scorecard had Jones Jr. up 60-52. [1]
  • According to Compubox, Jones Jr. landed 82 of 221 punches (37 percent), and Kelly connected on 30 of 196 (15 percent). [2][3]


Preceded by:
Jones Jr. vs. Gonzalez
IBA Light Heavyweight Title Fight
# 7
Succeeded by:
Jones Jr. vs. Woods