January 15, 2000
Saturday, 01/15/2000, Doncaster (UK), Doncaster Dome, Frank Warren/John
VACANT CENRAL AREA FLYWEIGHT TITLE (10x3):
Terrace Gaskin UK WKO08 Andy Roberts UK
Ryan Rhodes UK WTKO05 (1:48) Eddie Haley UK
WBO SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE (12x3):
Acelino Freitas champ BRA WTKO08 (0:50) Barry Jones chal UK
Freitas: 24-0/24 (130lbs)
Jones: 18-1-1/1 (128 1/2lbs)
At the start of the opening round, Jones floored Freitas. But Jones himself
was floored twice in that same round. Jones was also floored in the second,
third, seventh and eighth round.
Jones was getting back into the fight a bit in the fourth and fifth.
In the eighth, after the last knockdown of the fight, Barry Jones' dad,
Dennis, waved the towel, but the referee didn't notice it. Some seconds
later, Jones' corner threw in the towel and the fight was stopped.
Freitas is a big, phenomenal puncher (knocking down Jones six times), but
still was taken into the eighth round by the brave Welshman, further than
most people thought
before the fight.
Word is that Freitas' handlers would like a fight with Mayweather or