2002: Moment of destiny for Sheffield's Clinton Woods

Clinton Woods went six rounds with the pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet, on this day, 16 years ago.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 7th September 2018, 8:18 am
Updated Friday, 7th September 2018, 8:21 am

He went toe-to-toe with Roy Jones Junior at the Rose Garden, Portland, USA.

Jones kept his six light heavyweight titles away from the Sheffielder's grasp.

Roy Jones Jr., left, punches Clinton Woods during the Light Heavyweight Championship match in the US

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But Woods refused to be denied over the next two and a half years, eventually landing the IBF title in March 2005, beating Rico Hoye at the Magna Centre, Rotherham.

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