Roy Jones Jr vs Glen Johnson 52nd of 60+
52nd bout of Roy Jones, Jr.
The IBF World Light Heavyweight Championship
(Age 35 Fights 51 Won 49 Lost 2 Drawn 0)
vs. Glen Johnson from - Miami, Florida, USA (birth place : Clarendon, Jamaica)
(Age 35 Fights 51 Won 40 Lost 9 Drawn 2 )
Sept. 25 2004
Memphis, Tennessee, USA KO 9
Jones was hoping to quickly rebound from his defeat so he secured a match with IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson to regain the IBF title that he held from 1999 to 2003.
Despite Johnson's status as champion he came to the contest as an underdog and Jones was a 6–1 favorite by the time of the fight.
The bout ended in round 9 when Johnson landed an overhand right followed by a left hook that floored Jones and his head hit the canvas hard.
Jones was knocked out and lay on the canvas for three minutes after being counted out.
After two consecutive knockout losses some, including Johnson and Tarver called for Jones to retire.Jones however decided against retirement.
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