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Junior Jones boxer

Junior Jones image
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1989-06-08
Born 1970-12-19
Nationality USA
Residence Brooklyn, New York, USA
bouts
56
won
50
lost
6
draw
0
bouts
56
won
50
lost
6
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1989-06-08
Born 1970-12-19
Nationality USA
Residence Brooklyn, New York, USA

As an amateur, Jones won the New York Golden Gloves tournament twice.Jones made his professional debut on June 8, 1989, scoring a first-round technical knockout against George Young. A further 31 consecutive victories followed, during which Jones defeated Jorge Eliécer Julio to win the WBA bantamweight title on October 23, 1993. Jones made one successful defense, but lost his title after being stopped in eleven rounds by John Michael Johnson on April 22, 1994; they had previously fought on August 10, 1989, with Jones winning by unanimous decision (UD). More than two years later, on November 22, 1996, Jones scored his most significant victory by handing then-undefeated Marco Antonio Barrera his first loss to win the WBO super bantamweight title, thus becoming a two-weight world champion. A minor controversy arose at the end of their fight when Barrera's cornermen entered the ring after he had been knocked down in the fifth round, which forced the referee to disqualify Barrera rather than award a stoppage to Jones. In their rematch, which took place on April 18, 1997, Jones won a close UD to defend his title.

As an amateur, Jones won the New York Golden Gloves tournament twice.Jones made his professional debut on June 8, 1989, scoring a first-round technical knockout against George Young. A further 31 consecutive victories followed, during which Jones defeated Jorge Eliécer Julio to win the WBA bantamweight title on October 23, 1993. Jones made one successful defense, but lost his title after being stopped in eleven rounds by John Michael Johnson on April 22, 1994; they had previously fought on August 10, 1989, with Jones winning by unanimous decision (UD). More than two years later, on November 22, 1996, Jones scored his most significant victory by handing then-undefeated Marco Antonio Barrera his first loss to win the WBO super bantamweight title, thus becoming a two-weight world champion. A minor controversy arose at the end of their fight when Barrera's cornermen entered the ring after he had been knocked down in the fifth round, which forced the referee to disqualify Barrera rather than award a stoppage to Jones. In their rematch, which took place on April 18, 1997, Jones won a close UD to defend his title.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 6, 2002 Ivan Alvarez LLLLLL Silverdome, Pontiac LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 29, 2002 Johnny Walker WWWWWL Arena Boxing Gym, Saint Petersburg WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 20, 2001 Mike Juarez LWLWDL Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Vacant IBA Continental Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
April 19, 2001 Manuel Sepeda WWWWLD Coliseum, New Haven WIN
Unanimous decision
April 29, 2000 Paul Ingle WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 12, 1999 Tracy Harris Patterson WWWWLW Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
April 10, 1999 Richard Evatt WWWWLW M.E.N. Arena, Manchester vacant International Boxing Organization World Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1999 Tom Johnson LWLWLW Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids International Boxing Association World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 12, 1998 Erik Morales WWWWWW Plaza de Toros, Tijuana World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1997 Kennedy McKinney LWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Organisation World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 18, 1997 Marco Antonio Barrera WWWWWL Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas World Boxing Organisation World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 22, 1996 Marco Antonio Barrera WWWWWW Ice Palace, Tampa World Boxing Organisation World Super Bantamweight

WIN
DQ
Sept. 10, 1996 Tommy Parks WLDWWW Beacon Theatre, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1996 Wilson Santos WLLLLW Madison Square Garden Theater, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 23, 1996 Orlando Canizales WLWWWW Madison Square Garden Theater, New York International Boxing Council Super Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 12, 1996 Armando Navarro LLDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1995 Alberto Rendon LLLLWL Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 6, 1995 Tomas Valdez WLLLLL Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1995 Jesus Chavez LLLLLL Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1995 Shawn Wilkins WDLLWW Stryker's Sporting Club and Arena, New York WIN
Points
March 11, 1995 Nelson Ramon Medina WLWWDD Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 22, 1994 Darryl Pinckney WWLLWW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
June 12, 1994 Orlando Fernandez WWWWWW Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 22, 1994 John Michael Johnson WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 8, 1994 Elvis Alvarez WLDDWL Friar Tuck Inn, Catskill World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 23, 1993 Jorge Eliecer Julio WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 10, 1993 Francisco Alvarez WWWLWL Greenville Memorial Auditorium, Greenville WIN
Technical knockout
June 24, 1993 Francisco Gomez LL Paramount Theatre, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1993 Juan Pablo Salazar WWLLWL Madison Square Garden, New York vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 15, 1993 Felizardo Carrasco LLWLD Scottsdale WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1992 Jose Quirino WWLWWL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas USBA Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 17, 1992 Eddie Rangel LLLLWW Paramount Theatre, New York USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1992 Max Gomez WWLWWW Merv Griffin's Resorts, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 23, 1992 Arturo Nava LL Knickerbocker Arena, Albany WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1992 Diego Avila LLLLLL Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1991 Dadoy Andujar WWWWLW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City USBA Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1991 Rolando Bohol WWLLLL DCU Center, Worcester WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 15, 1991 Ramon Solis LLWLLL Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 13, 1991 Alejandro Sanabria LWWWWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
May 2, 1991 Jose Luis Vegagil LLWWLW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 1, 1991 Juan Carazo WWWLLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 20, 1991 Marcos Claudio WWDLWL Trump Castle, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1990 Claudemir Carvalho Dias WWWLLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1990 Felix Marti LWLWLL War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 27, 1990 Adan Aviles LLDLWL Waterloo Village, Stanhope WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1990 Anthony Barela LWLLLL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 24, 1990 Angel Gonzalez WWLWWL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 18, 1990 Guadalupe Barajas Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon WIN
KO
March 30, 1990 Fermin Rodriguez LLL Memorial Hall, Kansas City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1990 Angel Gonzalez WWWLWW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 12, 1990 Carlos Reyna WLLL Hofstra University, Hempstead WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1989 Ruben Nevarez WLLDWW Beacon Theatre, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 14, 1989 Charlie Montana W Beacon Theatre, New York WIN
KO
Aug. 10, 1989 John Michael Johnson WLWWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
June 23, 1989 Quincy Pratt WWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Points
June 8, 1989 George Young L Trump Castle, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout