|Mike “MJ” Jones Returns to Philly against Raul “El Toro” Munoz Saturday at Arena!
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (June 22, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
After over 2 years and 7 fights
Philly’s unbeaten welterweight Mike “MJ” Jones, 24-0 (18),
returns to the ring in Philly Saturday night against Raul “El Toro”
Munoz, 22-13-1 (16), at the South Philly Arena!
Jones has defeated Latino’s in his
last 11 fights and 15 of his 24 overall bouts. His last 2 fights
have been on HBO cards with Jesus Soto Karass with whom he has won a
pair of 12 round decisions. He holds the NABA, WBO NABO and WBC
Continental Americas welterweight titles. Jones is possibly the most
exciting boxer out of Philly today. His rapid-fire punches have kept
all his opponents bewildered. He is a reminder of when Philly had
Boogaloo Watts, Gypsy Joe Harris, Bennie Briscoe, Cyclone Hart,
Kitten Hayward and Percy Manning attracted fans in the 70’s.
Munoz has fought some of the best
fighters in the division in new WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar
Chavez, Jr., WBA light middleweight champion Austin Trout, former
world champion’s Hector “Macho” Camacho, “Yuri Boy” Campas
and Joel Casamayor along with Australia’s Sam Soliman and Alfonso
Gomez. He’s faced the who’s who of boxing and has won his last 2
fights at home in Topeka, KS.
Recently Jones was on a Comcast
broadcast at home in Frankford. He has boxing equipment on his patio
with an overhead. “Mike is all business. He’s very dedicated to
whatever he does. His 2 daughters are the apple of his eye,” said
co-manager Jim Williams. His other co-manager is Doc Nowicki while
Williams also handles the cuts. The trainer is Vaughn Jackson.
J Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing wanted
to bring Jones back “home” after 5 fights in Atlantic City and
then in Texas and Nevada. Jones is No. 1 in the WBO, No. 2 WBA, No.
3 IBF and No. 4 WBC contender. Peltz has added 7 other bouts with
some good young talent for 50 rounds of boxing!
Leading the way in all 6 rounder’s
will be a good match-up between lightweights in Philly’s Anthony
Flores, 9-3-1 (6) against Atlantic City’s Osnel Charles, 8-2 (0)who
is on a 7 fight win streak. These 2 have been going back and forth
on Facebook at each other so it should be a good one. Former
2-division champion John David Jackson is bringing in Cuban Yordenis
Ugas, 7-0 (4), of FL, against Kenny Abril, 11-3-1 (6), of Rochester,
NY, with 6 straight wins. Light middleweight Glen Tapia, 9-0 (5), of
Passaic, NJ, against veteran Taronze Washington, 14-15 (7), of
The return of Kaseem Wilson, 12-2-1
(4), after almost a 2 year lay-off against Philip McCants, 8-2-1 (3),
in an all Philly welterweight match-up. Featherweight Mike Oliver,
24-2 (8), of Hartford, CT, will be against veteran Colombian Felipe
Almanza, 18-24-4 (9). Puerto Rico’s Angel Cruz, 5-1 (4), of Miami,
FL, is against Jose Rivera, 3-2-1 (0), of New Rochelle, NY. In the
only 4 rounder on the card will be Philly’s Miguel Cartagena, 1-0
(0), against Jaime Gonzalez, 0-1, of Puerto Rico in a bantamweight
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