10. Roy Jones KO 1 Montell Griffin, Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut, August 7, 1997.
When Louis Del Valle once claimed to have bested Roy in a sparring session, the Pensacola phenomenon countered, “It’s different when I’m mad..’
It certainly seemed the case with this stunning revenge win over Griffin to reclaim the WBC light heavyweight diadem.
Montell’s elusive style had given Jones all the trouble he could handle five months earlier. The frustrated pound-for-pound king was slung out for hitting his opponent while he took a knee I’m round 9.
The necessary encore could scarcely have been more different. A supreme sense of purpose and a blizzard of lead left hooks ensured that honour was restored and Griffin rendered recumbent with 30 seconds left on the clock.