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Description : Here we have an autographed Roy Jones Jr original super-rare Don King Productions (Kingvision) closed circuit poster for the WBA heavyweight world title showdown, held at the Thomas & Mack, Las Vegas, on 1st March, 2003.

Late in 2002, Roy Jones, Jr., who at the time was the undisputed light heavyweight champion and had previously held world titles in both the middleweight and super middleweight divisions, announced that he had agreed to move up to the heavyweight division to challenge WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz for his title.

Jones successfully made the jump from light heavyweight to heavyweight champion by defeating Ruiz in a 12-round decision, 116-112, 117-111 and 118-110, to become the World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, adding yet another impressive feat to what has been a legendary career. Despite giving up a lot of height and weight to Ruiz, Jones dominated most of the fight. Jones used his superior boxing skills and hand speed to his advantage and used timely jabs and uppercuts against Ruiz, who was unable to land a sustained amount of offense, only connecting with 89 of 433 thrown punches for a dismal 21% success rate. By round four Jones' punches caused Ruiz's nose to bleed, which hindered Ruiz for the remainder of the fight.

This original Don King Productions 'Kingvision' closed circuit poster represented here has been signed by Roy Jones Jr at Northampton, England during a Q/A invitation tour, and comes with a letter of guarantee of authenticity from KOfightposters.com for a lifetime & beyond.

Postage: £10.00 UK Special Delivery... £20.00 International registered.

Condition : Excellent/minor handling*edgewear*small crease bottom left hand side.
Size : 35in x 23in
Price : £300.00

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