Antonio Tarver defeated Roy Jones Jr. for the second time in the third fight between these two great fighters. This time he defeated Jones by decision. Tarver was active throughout the fight while Jones kept waiting to throw his shots but never seemed to get combinations off. Jones' defense looked excellent at times, ducking and dodging Tarver's punches, and he also showed flashes of his old showboating, but he was unable to exclamation point on his career by coming through with a victory against his old rival. After a close first fight won by Jones, Tarver has now taken the final two bouts of the Tarver-Jones trilogy. Jones briefly looked like his old self at times and in the fourth and fifth rounds when he hurt Tarver with uppercuts and left hooks to the body. But Tarver came back as the fight moved into the middle rounds, and by the eleventh, he looked to have Jones out on his feet after connecting with a right hook. Jones staggered back against the ropes as Tarver came in with a left uppercut that sent Jones' head back. Jones got precious seconds to regain his composure when Tarver missed a punch and almost went over the rope. Tarver hurt Jones again right after that with a barrage of punches while Jones layed up against the ropes. It looked like Tarver might repeat his knockout of Jones that he accomplished in their second bout, but Tarver seemed to get very tired later in the round and Jones managed to somehow come back and land a few good punches. Jones' rally would not be enough as Tarver controlled the twelvth round and earned a unanimous decision by scores of 116-112 (twice) and 117-111. Jones said after the fight that "being the champion I am, I might come back again". Although Jones didnt get knocked out like he did in his last two fights, he is a rich man and a certain Hall of Famer, so it may be time concentrate on his work as a boxing analyst for HBO.