Doug Jones (boxer)

Doug Jones
Statistics
Real name Doug Jones
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality American
Born (1937-02-27)February 27, 1937
New York City, U.S.
Died November 14, 2017(2017-11-14) (aged 80)[1]
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 30
Wins by KO 20
Losses 10
Draws 1
No contests 0

Doug Jones (February 27, 1937, New York City–November 14, 2017) was an American heavyweight boxer.[2] [1]

Boxing career[]

Doug "Pugilism" Jones started off his career successfully with 18 consecutive wins against mostly lightly regarded opponents, until his first loss occurred at the hands of Eddie Machen. He lost his next two fights, and the third a draw. Jones fought for the world light-heavyweight championship against Harold Johnson but lost a 15-round decision.

He then moved up to the heavyweight division. Jones won his next two fights against Bob Foster (who was in his ninth professional fight) and Zora Folley. Jones also split two fights with Billy Daniels. His best known fight was against a young Cassius Clay in March 1963, when he lost a ten-round decision in front of a sold-out crowd in Madison Square Garden. Many thought Jones deserved the decision, which was loudly booed by the Garden Crowd. Of 25 boxing writers at the Garden that night, 13 scored it for Jones, 10 favored Clay, and two called it even.[3][4] The Ring selected this as its Fight of the Year in 1963.[5]

He continued boxing with limited success, fighting distinguished boxers George Chuvalo, Joe Frazier and Ernie Terrell. Overall, he compiled a record of 30 wins (20 by knockout), 10 losses, and 1 draw. He is widely regarded by the Boxing Press as one of the top fighters who never actually won a world title.[1]

Professional boxing record[]

30 Wins (20 knockouts, 10 decisions), 10 Losses (3 knockouts, 7 decisions), 1 Draw [6]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 30–10–1 United States Boone Kirkman TKO 6 10/08/1967 United States Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington Referee stopped the bout at 0:28 of the sixth round.
Win 30–9–1 United States Boone Kirkman TKO 7 29/06/1967 United States Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Loss 29–9–1 United States Joe Frazier KO 6 21/02/1967 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jones knocked out at 2:28 of the sixth round.
Loss 29–8–1 United States Thad Spencer UD 10 14/10/1966 United States Cow Palace, Daly City, California 0-11, 0-10, 1-8.
Loss 29–7–1 United States Ernie Terrell UD 15 28/06/1966 United States Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas WBA World Heavyweight Title. 141-146, 140-146, 140-145.
Win 29–6–1 United States Lou Bailey TKO 6 08/03/1966 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 28–6–1 United States Archie McBride KO 5 28/12/1965 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 27–6–1 United States Chip Johnson KO 3 30/11/1965 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida Johnson knocked out at 2:07 of the third round.
Win 26–6–1 United States Harvey C. Jones TKO 4 21/09/1965 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 25–6–1 United States Prentice Snipes KO 2 14/09/1965 United States Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Loss 24–6–1 Canada George Chuvalo TKO 11 02/10/1964 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 1:28 of the 11th round.
Loss 24–5–1 United States Billy Daniels SD 10 14/08/1964 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City 3-5, 4-5, 6-4.
Win 24–4–1 United States LeRoy Green UD 10 16/05/1964 Jamaica National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica 100-70, 100-89, 100-89.
Win 23–4–1 United States Tom McNeeley TKO 5 03/02/1964 United States New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York
Win 22–4–1 United States Billy Daniels PTS 10 14/06/1963 United States Teaneck Armory, Teaneck, New Jersey 5-4.
Loss 21–4–1 United States Cassius Clay UD 10 13/03/1963 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City 1-8, 4-5, 4-5.
Win 21–3–1 United States Zora Folley KO 7 15/12/1962 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Folley knocked out at 1:58 of the seventh round.
Win 20–3–1 United States Bob Foster TKO 8 20/10/1962 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 0:23 of the eighth round.
Draw 19–3–1 Germany Erich Schoppner PTS 10 29/09/1962 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Loss 19–3 United States Zora Folley UD 10 01/08/1962 United States Denver Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado 45-47, 45-47, 46-47.
Loss 19–2 United States Harold Johnson UD 15 12/05/1962 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania World Light Heavyweight Title. 61-74, 64-73, 63-71.
Loss 19–1 United States Eddie Machen UD 10 02/12/1961 United States Miami Beach Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida 94-98, 93-100, 95-99.
Win 19–0 United States Von Clay TKO 10 26/08/1961 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the tenth round.
Win 18–0 United States Pete Rademacher KO 5 29/04/1961 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York City
Win 17–0 United States Floyd McCoy KO 3 13/03/1961 Canada Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario
Win 16-0 United States Carl Bobo Olson KO 6 31/08/1960 United States Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois Bobo knocked out at 1:30 of the sixth round.
Win 15–0 United States Von Clay SD 10 24/06/1960 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York City 4-5, 6-2, 6-3.
Win 14–0 United States Von Clay UD 10 28/03/1960 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York City 7-5, 6-4, 5-4.
Win 13–0 United States LeRoy Green UD 10 15/02/1960 United States Academy of Music, New York City 10-0, 10-0, 10-0.
Win 12–0 United States Clarence Floyd UD 10 08/01/1960 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 11–0 United States Juan Pomare SD 10 09/11/1959 United States Academy of Music, New York City 7-3, 8-2, 4-6.
Win 10–0 United States Chuck Whittley TKO 4 23/10/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 9–0 United States Richard Hill TKO 4 14/08/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 8–0 United States Sonny Boykins TKO 2 15/06/1959 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York City
Win 7–0 United States Rudy Corney PTS 4 22/05/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 6–0 Canada Gunnar Doerner TKO 2 08/05/1959 United States Syracuse War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, New York Referee stopped the bout at 1:27 of the second round.
Win 5–0 United States Frank LaPola PTS 6 06/03/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 4–0 United States Edmund George TKO 4 30/01/1959 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 3–0 United States Andre Tessier TKO 3 19/12/1958 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 2–0 United States Vince Ferguson TKO 2 19/09/1958 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 1:12 of the second round.
Win 1–0 United States Jimmy McNair PTS 4 22/08/1958 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b c Silver, Mike (22 November 2017). "Doug Jones, Boxer Who Gave a Young Cassius Clay His Toughest fight, Dies at 80". Boxing Over Broadway. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ Atlas, Teddy (January 17, 2006). "Ali's legend forged beyond the classic bouts". ESPN: Boxing. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 5. Ali W10 Doug Jones, March 13, 1963: Ali was explosive in the Williams fight. I think this bout against Jones provides an example of Ali's being tested before he became champion, before many knew what he had besides talent, when there still were questions but not yet any answers.
  3. ^ Rose, Murray (14 March 1963). "Clay Finishes Fast to Gain Unpopular Verdict". St. Joseph Gazette. Associated Press.
  4. ^ "Fight Fans Dislike Clay-Jones Decision". The Altus Times-Democrat. UPI. 14 March 1963.
  5. ^ "Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones". BoxRec. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Doug Jones". BoxRec. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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