Marcel Thil vs. Gorilla Jones

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Referee Casanovas DQ's Jones for hitting low.

Marcel Thil 159 lbs beat Gorilla Jones 149 lbs by DQ in round 11 of 15

  • Date: 1932-06-11
  • Location: Parc des Princes, Paris, Paris, France
  • Referee: Juan Casanovas


The New York Times reported that there was a crowd of 70,000 (the largest to attend a prizefight in Paris since the Georges Carpentier vs. Battling Siki match) and United Press reported that Thil had won seven of the completed ten rounds before winning by disqualification.

Jones complaining bitterly afterward about the way he was treated in France, especially not being allowed to work the body.

From The Boxing Register:
"Through the first four rounds, Thil was unable to penetrate Jones's defense. In the fifth, he began to take charge, concentrating on Jones's body. In the ninth, he had Jones in trouble. At the start of the eleventh, Thil was clearly ahead on points. Early in that round, Jones hit Thil below the belt and received a warning from the referee. Shortly thereafter, Jones fired another low blow and was disqualified." [1]