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Doug Jones (February 27, 1937, New York City–November 14, 2017) was an American heavyweight boxer. Doug "Pugilism" Jones started off his career successfully with 18 consecutive wins against mostly lightly regarded opponents, until his first loss occurred at the hands of Eddie Machen. He lost his next two fights, and the third a draw. Jones fought for the world light-heavyweight championship against Harold Johnson but lost a 15-round decision. He then moved up to the heavyweight division. Jones won his next two fights against Bob Foster (who was in his ninth professional fight) and Zora Folley. Jones also split two fights with Billy Daniels. His best known fight was against a young Cassius Clay in March 1963, when he lost a ten-round decision in front of a sold-out crowd in Madison Square Garden. Many thought Jones deserved the decision, which was loudly booed by the Garden Crowd. Of 25 boxing writers at the Garden that night, 13 scored it for Jones, 10 favored Clay, and two called it even. The Ring selected this as its Fight of the Year in 1963. He continued boxing with limited success, fighting distinguished boxers George Chuvalo, Joe Frazier and Ernie Terrell. Overall, he compiled a record of 30 wins (20 by knockout), 10 losses, and 1 draw. He is widely regarded by the Boxing Press as one of the top fighters who never actually won a world title. Offered here is an original photo of Doug Jones posing with Hall Of Famer Steve Farhood which has been signed by Doug Jones.
This is an original, first generation photo. Boldly signed in black sharpie. Bold, clear image. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. 8" x 8 1/2."

Size: 8 x 8 1/2

Condition: excellent