Colin Jones former British & Commonwealth & European welterweight champion SIGNED promotional 6" x 4" photo.
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Colin Jones (born 21 March 1959 in Gorseinon, Swansea) former Welsh welterweight, who represented Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.
He was the youngest British boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games until Amir Khan appeared at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Jones was arguably the hardest punching welterweight of his generation. His ability to knock fighters out with a single shot (with either hand) allowed him the luxury of being a notoriously slow starter.
However it was a chilling second round capture of the European bauble over popular Dane Hans-Henrik Palm (in Copenhagen) that confirmed his arrival as a World class fighter.
He lost 3 times, one by disqualification (Curtis Ramsey) , one by split decision (Milton McCrory) and once where he was stopped in four rounds (cuts) by a peaking Donald Curry. The latter two losses came in challenges for the World title after he had drawn with McCrory in his first attempt to claim it.
This is balanced by an efficient rise to the top. The two "come from behind" knockout victories against the gifted Kirkland Laing were particular highlights of his career.
A modest and well-respected fighter, Jones is still regarded as boxing royalty in his native Wales.