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Roy Jones Stops Tony Thornton This Day September 30, 1995 Super Middleweight Crown

 

 

 

Roy Jones Stops Tony Thornton This Day September 30, 1995 Super Middleweight Crown

 

  • Roy Jones Jr 167½ lbs
  • Tony Thornton 165¾ lbs
  • TKO round 3
  • Civic Center, Pensacola
  • Referee: Brian Garry
  • Judge: Bill Ray 20-17
  • Judge: Gary Merritt 20-17
  • Judge: Dave McCullough 20-17
  • IBF Super Middleweight Title

 

Notes:

Thornton was ranked #1 by the IBF.

Jones dropped Thornton with a left hook right before the bell ending round two.

Jones backed Thornton to the ropes early in round four and unleashed a barrage of punches. Thornton failed to punch back, and the referee stopped the fight.

Jones landed 98 of 210 punches (47%) and Thornton connected on 20 of 56 (36%).

 

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