January 19, 2008- In the first big fight of 2008, Former Pound-for-Pound King Roy Jones Jr. turned back to the clock to defeat Puerto Rican Legend Felix “Tito” Trinidad in a highly entertaining bout in New York. Jones Jr (52-4, 38KO’s) came out sluggish, allowing Tito the chance to move forward and tee off on Jones’ body. Jones seemed to change his tactics during the fourth round as he slowly began to let his hands go and walking Tito (42-3, 35KO’s) backwards. The key punch for Jones was the lead right. At times it seems Jones Jr. could throw and land the punch at will.
In the 7th round, Jones Jr. landed a counter right hook that sent Trindad to the floor. From then on, it was all Jones Jr as his speed and ring quickness overpowered Trinidad’s courage and heart. Trinidad was again decked in the 10th round by a Jones left.
Judges at ringside scored the bout 116-110, 116-110, & 117-109 all in favor of Jones Jr.
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