Mike Jones (boxer)

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For the English boxer of the 1990s and 2000s, see Michael Jones (boxer).
Mike Jones
Mike Jones vs. Sebastian Andres Lujan 2.jpg
Jones (on the right) in December 2011
Statistics
Real name Mike Jones
Nickname(s) Machine Gun
Rated at Light Middleweight
Welterweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Reach 72"
Nationality United States American
Born (1983-04-26) April 26, 1983 (age 31)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 26
Wins by KO 19
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Mike Jones (born April 26, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional Welterweight boxer. Jones is the former NABA and WBO NABO Welterweight champion.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Mike Jones made his professional boxing debut on December 16, 2005 at the age of 22 against Jason Thompson who he would defeat by a second round technical knockout. By May 2007 Jones had compiled a record of 7-0, all by knockout no later than the third round. It was around this time that Jones was featured on the undercard of the Hugo Fidel Cazares vs. Wilfrido Valdez fight.

On August 29, 2008, Jones defeated Juliano Ramos to win the vacant NABA Welterweight title.

On April 17, 2010, Jones defeated Hector Munoz to defend his NABA title but also to win the vacant WBO NABO welterweight title.

On November 13, 2010, Jones fought in Arlington, Texas vs. Jesus Soto Karass, on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito. Many argued Karass was the winner, but the decision went the way of Jones. A rematch was made and Jones won.

Before the fight, Jones did a little mitt work with Floyd Mayweather Sr. "Floyd Mayweather said that with both hands, Mike is the hardest-hitting welterweight that he has ever worked the mitts with, and that he hits harder than Thomas Hearns," said Vaughn Jackson. "He said that if he continues to hit that way, then no welterweight will stand, and that includes Soto-Karass."[2]

On December 3, 2011, Jones defeated Sebastian Andres Lujan by unanimous decision in an IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator. The fight took place at Madison Square Garden on the under card of Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito II.

On June 9th 2012, Mike Jones fought Randall Bailey on the Pacquiao Bradley undercard. Jones was knocked down in the 10th and stopped in the 11th round by veteran journeyman Bailey. Jones has not fought since.

World-title challenger Mike Jones, Will end his 26-month layoff Aug. 23, 2014. When he faces  Jaime Herrera, of Franklin Park, IL, in a scheduled 10-round welterweight main event in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City.

Professional boxing record[edit]

26 Wins (18 knockouts), 1 loss(es), 0 Draw, 0 No Contest[3]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 26-1 United States Randall Bailey KO 11 (12) 2012-06-09 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada For vacant IBF welterweight title.
Win 26-0 Argentina Sebastian Lujan UD 12 2011-12-03 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Win 25-0 United States Raúl Muñoz KO 2 (10) 2011-06-25 United States South Philly Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 24-0 Mexico Jesus Soto Karass UD 12 2011-02-19 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained NABA, WBO NABO, & WBC Continental Americas welterweight titles.
Win 23-0 Mexico Jesus Soto Karass MD 10 2010-11-13 United States Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas Retained NABA, WBO NABO, & won vacant WBC Continental Americas welterweight titles.
Win 22-0 Puerto Rico Irving Garcia KO 5 (12) 2010-07-09 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained NABA welterweight title & WBO NABO welterweight title.
Win 21-0 United States Hector Munez TKO 5 (10) 2010-04-17 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained NABA welterweight title & won vacant WBO NABO welterweight title.
Win 20-0 Puerto Rico Henry Bruseles UD 10 2010-02-27 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained NABA Welterweight title.
Win 19-0 Colombia Raul Pinzon KO 5 (10) 2009-11-07 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 18-0 Costa Rica Lenin Arroyo UD 10 2009-08-08 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained NABA Welterweight title.
Win 17-0 Colombia Dairo Esalas KO 2 (10) 2009-03-06 United States The Blue Horizon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Retained NABA Welterweight title.
Win 16-0 Mexico Luciano Perez TKO 3 (10) 2008-12-05 United States Sovereign Center Reading, Pennsylvania
Win 15-0 Brazil Juliano Ramos TKO 6 (10) 2008-08-29 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Won vacant NABA Welterweight title.
Win 14-0 United States Gilbert Venegas UD 8 2008-05-09 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 13-0 United States Germaine Sanders UD 8 2008-03-28 United States Seneca Allegany Casino Salamanca, New York
Win 12-0 United States Israel Cardona TKO 3 (8) 2007-11-09 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 11-0 United States Richard Hall TKO 1 (8) 2007-10-05 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 10-0 United States Martinus Clay KO 5 (8) 2007-08-31 United States Seneca Allegany Casino Salamanca, New York
Win 9-0 Puerto Rico Doel Carrasquillo RTD 2 (8) 2007-07-20 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 8-0 United States Gilbert Guevara TKO 1 (6) 2007-05-04 United States MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 7-0 Mexico Francisco Maldonado KO 2 (6) 2007-03-02 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 6-0 United States Donnie Fosmire TKO 3 (6) 2007-01-15 United States Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Washington
Win 5-0 United States Jason Jordan TKO 1 (6) 2006-11-17 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 4-0 United States Todd Brad Dillon KO 1 (4) 2006-09-29 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 3-0 United States Ronny Glover KO 1 (4) 2006-08-02 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 2-0 United States Chris Gray TKO 2 (4) 2006-03-03 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 1-0 United States Jason Thompson TKO 2 (4) 2005-12-16 United States New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mike's professional debut.

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