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ACELINO FREITAS vs. BARRY JONES (Site) 

Description : Official Frank Warren promotions poster........ Barry Jones won the WBO super featherweight championship in 1997 when Jones a got his shot for the vacant WBO super featherweight title against Columbian Wilson Palacio. The fight took place at the London Arena on 19 December 1997, and Jones took the title via unanimous decision (116-112, 118-110, 118-110). A lucrative defence was planned against talented French fighter Julien Lorcy, but a routine brain scan four months later revealed an anomaly. There was a small gap in his membrane, which doctors were unable to diagnose, whether as a boxer, this would increase his likelihood of brain damage. In the wake of fellow British boxer Michael Watson's brain injury in 1991, the British Boxing Board of Control were sensitive to any risk and suspended Jones while they investigated further. It took seven months of discussion to finally assure the board that there was no undue cause for concern, and although his license was restored the WBO had already stripped Jones of his title. The WBO promised Jones another attempt at the title when he returned, but by the time he was fit the title was held by the heavy hitting Brazilian Acelino Freitas........Former Champion Barry Jones put Freitas down in the first few seconds of the 1st round, but it was not enough to keep him there. This, however, turned out to be only a small moment of supremacy before Freitas went on to dominate the rest of the match. Jones was knocked down six times and his corner threw in the towel in the eighth round.

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Condition : Excellent
Size : 23.5in x 16.5in
Price : £95.00
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