Date: 2nd February 2002
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
Title: WBC, WBA, IBF, IBA, IBO & WBF World Light Heavy Titles
Promoted by: Square Ring Inc
Roy Jones Jr
( 45 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 172 lbs
( 28 - 0 - 1 )
Weight: 174 1/2 lbs
Roy Jones Jr made the tenth defence of the WBC world light-heavyweight title he won from Montell Griffin in August 1997 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida against Australian Glenn Kelly. Also on the line were all of Jones other world title belts (WBA, IBF, IBO, etc, etc) as well as the newly reinstated Ring Magazine belt.
In a classic display of his skills, Jones Jr knocked out Kelly in the 7th round. The Aussie was also down in the 3rd and 6th rounds.
The end came when Jones put both hands behind his back and knocked his challenger out with a right hand over the jab as Kelly tried to take advantage.