Jones will go down in history as a great contributor to the sport of boxing. In 1945 he introduced the use of headgear adopted by the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Other innovations included adding two inches of padding under the ring’s canvas and the requirement that all boxers take a mandatory “eight count: when knocked down during a bout. Jones developed Cooper River Parks and Playground Commission and organized the annual Cooper River Boxing Tournament. Once active in numerous civic and youth organizations, Jones was honored as “South Carolina Man of the Year in Sports” in 1959.

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