Aboard the USS Intrepid in New York City, Beethavean Scottland and George Khalid Jones squared off during an ESPN2 telecast that would prove to be Scottland’s final feat. The outmatched Scottland squared off against his larger opponent without hesitation and was persistent in continuing the match, despite taking near 100 punches by the 5th round and concerned observations from commentator Max Kellerman. Up until the last 45 seconds of the bout, Scottland remained on his feet, but Jones was adamant about dropping his opponent. With a hard left / right combo, Scottland was dropped to the canvas, never to stand again. The tenacious fighter fell into a coma and died from his injuries days later.