Mike Jones: Nothing Soto-Karass Can Do Will Stop Me

By Lem Satterfield

LAS VEGAS -- On November 13, 27-year-old welterweight prospect Mike Jones of Philadelphia still was unbeaten following a Nov. 13, HBO pay per view televised unanimous decision over Jesus Soto-Karass that was contested at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

But Jones (23-0, 18 knockouts) was far from pleased with his effort. For after nearly stopping Soto-Karass (24-5-3, 16 KOs) in the second round by unleashing a volley of around 50 punches, Jones was physically gassed, and his legs felt like a pair of anvils being lugged around the ring, more or less making him a stationary target.

On Saturday night, Jones will get a chance at redemption at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, where he will rematch Soto-Karass on the undercard of a clash between WBA bantamweights Nonito Donaire (25-1, 17 KOs) and Fernando Montiel (44-2-2, 34 KOs).

"What we've been working on this entire camp is out-boxing this guy. Giving him a him a lot of good movement ring generalship. You know, sticking to the jab and sticking to the game plan. I want to deposit some shots down to the body each and every round, and basically out-boxing the guy for 12 rounds. As you saw in the first fight, you saw that he's a tough customer. He wouldn't go down, so, I'm actually better prepared for this fight than I was for the last one," Jones said.

"My legs felt like they were weak [in the first fight]. It was as if you had run 10 miles inside of a sauna running. My legs felt dead. I couldn't hardly even move them. I was trying to get some momentum going by bouncing off of the ropes and coming back with some punches. He saw me at my worst for eight rounds. But he couldn't stop me then, and, there's nothing he's going to be able to do to stop me now."

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chief2ndzOnly! on 02-19-2011

[QUOTE=johnm;10125823]In other words, you're saying.. "only a Mexican can stand there and get repeatedly punched in the face, because he's not good enough to get the fuc[COLOR="Black"]k[/COLOR] out of the way."[/QUOTE] Thats pretty much what he's sayin John homie.

Comment by johnm is... on 02-19-2011

[QUOTE=budfr;10125802]In other words Jones will fightike the typical African-American: Jab, hug, run, hold. They call it ring generalship, I call it cowardice. He gassed but Soto resisted ALL OF HIS PUNCHES, WITHOUT HUGGING. Only a Mexican can do that.[/QUOTE] In…

Comment by budfr on 02-19-2011

In other words Jones will fightike the typical African-American: Jab, hug, run, hold. They call it ring generalship, I call it cowardice. He gassed but Soto resisted ALL OF HIS PUNCHES, WITHOUT HUGGING. Only a Mexican can do that.

Comment by Spray_resistant on 02-18-2011

[QUOTE=Pullcounter;10122447]jones by UD... he won't make the same mistake of blowing his load.[/QUOTE] Right, I mean I thought Karass won but its the only reason the fight went the way it did. Its going to be a boring cautious boxing…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 02-18-2011

[QUOTE=Rbgnwo;10122145]This is gonna be a good fight. Karass is looking to redeem himself and prove that he deserved the win, while jones has been training like a madman to prove that the first fight was just a fluke- you guys…

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