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Last Updated:  Sunday, 2 March, 2003, 07:21 GMT
Jones Jnr wins heavyweight crown
Denzel Washington and Michael Spinks ringside
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Oscar winner Denzel Washington and trainer Butch Lewis were among those in the star-studded crowd in Las Vegas
John Ruiz lands a left hand on Roy Jones Jnr
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Defending champion John Ruiz comes out of his corner quickly and subjects Roy Jones Jnr to an early assault
Roy Jones Jnr lands a left hook in the face of John Ruiz
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Jones steps up his performace and begins to pick the Puerto Rican off at will with a superb display of technical boxing
The sweat flies as the fight goes all twelve rounds
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Despite conceding height, weight and reach to Ruiz, Jones is clearly the superior boxer as the fight goes the full distance
Roy Jones Jnr punches the air after his victory over John Ruiz
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The judges' decision is unanimous and the 34-year-old American claims his 48th victory in 49 professional fights
Roy Jones Jnr wears the WBA heavyweight belt
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Jones writes himself into the record books as the first former middleweight champion to claim a world heavyweight belt



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Jones Jr claims historic win
02 Mar 03 |  Boxing

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