Feature | Long read | Premium | Jan 24 2020

‘I never felt remotely sorry for any opponent I’d badly knocked out, even as a schoolboy,’ says Colin Jones

In the second part of a special feature, in his own words Colin Jones reveals the attitude of a natural fighter and extraordinary account of his passage through boxing
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In the debate to determine the greatest British boxer never to capture a world title, you’d struggle to eclipse the claims of monster-punching Welsh welter Colin Jones.

A scowling silent assassin, 23 of the 26 victims on his 30 fight CV failed to finish and several were rendered prostrate for minutes as opposed to seconds.

In a 22 month period in the mid 80s, ‘Jones the Punch’ challenged three times for versions of the 147lb world title and was denied by a draw, then a split decision loss in two instances – both across in the United States.