Full name: Colin Jones
Nickname(s): Jones the Punch
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: March 21, 1959 in Gorseinon, Swansea, Great Britain
Affiliations: Penyrheol Boxing Club
Country: Great Britain
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.
|1976 Summer||17||MontrÃ©al||Boxing||Men's Welterweight||Great Britain||GBR||9T|
|1976 Summer||17||MontrÃ©al||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||MontrÃ©al||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||MontrÃ©al||Boxing||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Match #23||1||1976-07-18||Jones (GBR)||bye|