The rematch was dubbed ‘Unfinished Business’, but all it took Roy Jones was two minutes 31 seconds to close out his account with Montell Griffin and reclaim the WBC light-heavyweight title at the Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut in 1997.
In March that year, Chicago’s Griffin had beaten Jones on a controversial ninth-round DQ after Jones twice swiped Griffin when he was down on one knee in Atlantic City.
“I am redeemed.” 28-year-old Jones bellowed.
“I feel bad for him,” he added. “Now, it’s embarrassing for him. Who’s going to stand up to this kind of heat?”
“I have no excuses,” Griffin said, showing class. “He beat me. I didn’t really have a chance to warm up. He’s a great fighter,” he added. “One day I’ll sit down with my kids and tell them I fought the man.”
Jone was back to his awesome best with a bang.