Roy Jones Jr Knocks Out Virgil Hill – April 25, 1998 (This Day In Boxing History)
It didn’t take too long for Roy Jones Jr to end Virgil Hill’s night.
Jones knocked out Hill in the fourth round of their light heavyweight non-title fight at the Coast Coliseum in Mississippi.
Jones had vacated his WBC light heavyweight title a year earlier with plans to move up to heavyweight. But he later changed his mind and signed to fight Hill, who was a former unified light heavyweight champion.
But Jones served Hill his first stoppage lost in a fight that The Ring named Knockout of the Year.