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Colin Jones

Full name: Colin Jones
Nickname(s): Jones the Punch
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: March 21, 1959 in Gorseinon, Swansea, Great Britain
Affiliations: Penyrheol Boxing Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing


At the age of seventeen, Colin Jones was the youngest boxer to represent Great Britain in Olympic competition until [Amir Khan] broke his record by a few months. Chosen for Montreal after winning the Amateur Boxing Association title, he was defeated in his 2nd bout by the eventual bronze medallist, [Victor Zilberman].

Jones retained his ABA title in 1977 and then embarked on a professional career which was highlighted by British, British Commonwealth and European welterweight title victories. He had three unsuccessful attempts at a world title, fighting to a draw and a narrow points defeat against Milt McCrory but was outclassed by Don Curry in a contest that prompted his retirement. Jones has worked as a colour commentator on boxing for BBC Wales since his retirement.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 17 Montréal Boxing Men's Welterweight Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1976 Summer 17 Montréal Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Three Match #6 2 1976-07-25 Zilberman (ROU) , Jones (GBR) 0 59 58 57 58 54 286
1976 Summer 17 Montréal Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #12 1 1976-07-23 Jones (GBR) , McLoughlin (IRL) 5 58 60 59 59 60 296 decision
1976 Summer 17 Montréal Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #23 1 1976-07-18 Jones (GBR) bye
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