Mike Jones (boxer)
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Jones (on the right) in December 2011
|Real name||Mike Jones|
|Rated at||Light Middleweight
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
April 26, 1983 |
|Wins by KO||19|
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 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."
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
|26 Wins (18 knockouts), 1 loss(es), 0 Draw, 0 No Contest|
|Loss||26-1||Randall Bailey||KO||11 (12)||2012-06-09||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||For vacant IBF welterweight title.|
|Win||26-0||Sebastian Lujan||UD||12||2011-12-03||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York||IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator.|
|Win||25-0||Raúl Muñoz||KO||2 (10)||2011-06-25||South Philly Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||24-0||Jesus Soto Karass||UD||12||2011-02-19||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained NABA, WBO NABO, & WBC Continental Americas welterweight titles.|
|Win||23-0||Jesus Soto Karass||MD||10||2010-11-13||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas||Retained NABA, WBO NABO, & won vacant WBC Continental Americas welterweight titles.|
|Win||22-0||Irving Garcia||KO||5 (12)||2010-07-09||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Retained NABA welterweight title & WBO NABO welterweight title.|
|Win||21-0||Hector Munez||TKO||5 (10)||2010-04-17||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Retained NABA welterweight title & won vacant WBO NABO welterweight title.|
|Win||20-0||Henry Bruseles||UD||10||2010-02-27||Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Retained NABA Welterweight title.|
|Win||19-0||Raul Pinzon||KO||5 (10)||2009-11-07||Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||18-0||Lenin Arroyo||UD||10||2009-08-08||Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Retained NABA Welterweight title.|
|Win||17-0||Dairo Esalas||KO||2 (10)||2009-03-06||The Blue Horizon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Retained NABA Welterweight title.|
|Win||16-0||Luciano Perez||TKO||3 (10)||2008-12-05||Sovereign Center Reading, Pennsylvania|
|Win||15-0||Juliano Ramos||TKO||6 (10)||2008-08-29||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Won vacant NABA Welterweight title.|
|Win||14-0||Gilbert Venegas||UD||8||2008-05-09||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||13-0||Germaine Sanders||UD||8||2008-03-28||Seneca Allegany Casino Salamanca, New York|
|Win||12-0||Israel Cardona||TKO||3 (8)||2007-11-09||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||11-0||Richard Hall||TKO||1 (8)||2007-10-05||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||10-0||Martinus Clay||KO||5 (8)||2007-08-31||Seneca Allegany Casino Salamanca, New York|
|Win||9-0||Doel Carrasquillo||RTD||2 (8)||2007-07-20||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||8-0||Gilbert Guevara||TKO||1 (6)||2007-05-04||MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||7-0||Francisco Maldonado||KO||2 (6)||2007-03-02||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||6-0||Donnie Fosmire||TKO||3 (6)||2007-01-15||Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Washington|
|Win||5-0||Jason Jordan||TKO||1 (6)||2006-11-17||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||4-0||Todd Brad Dillon||KO||1 (4)||2006-09-29||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||3-0||Ronny Glover||KO||1 (4)||2006-08-02||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||2-0||Chris Gray||TKO||2 (4)||2006-03-03||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Win||1-0||Jason Thompson||TKO||2 (4)||2005-12-16||New Alhambra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Mike's professional debut.|