Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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 BoxingScene.com. 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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Shane McGuigan Has No Regrets Over Split With Frampton, Haye Lauren Confident That She Will Get Revenge on Cecilia Braekhus Conrad Cummings Inks With MTK Global Groves: If I Box Like I Did With Cox - Then Eubank Has No Chance! Beterbiev: I Was Ready For Andre Ward - I'm Ready For Anyone News: Nurse vs. Catterall, Mohamed Soltby, Andrew Moloney Botha: Joseph Parker is Like Muhammad Ali - He Can Unify Belts Suddenly, Promoting The 154-Pounders is a Growth Industry Wilder: Anthony Joshua Don't Sound Confident About Us Fighting! Derry Mathews Staying Away, Not Planning To Make Return NSAC Head: Adalaide Byrd Not Suspended, Expect Her Back Soon Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez Confirmed For 2018 Rigondeaux: I'm Not a Dead Body Like Other Lomachenko Foes Malignaggi: Haymon, Dana White Spoke About McGregor Fight Frank Bruno Gets Trainer's Licence From BBBofC Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Finalized For October 28 Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias Undercard Update Daniel Jacobs HBO Special To Debut on November 4 Pulev Reportedly Injured, Anthony Joshua Fight in Jeopardy Photos: Lauren Tries To French Kiss Cecilia Braekhus at Presser Whyte: Wilder May Face Audley Harrison Again Instead of Me! Benavidez on Sparring Ramirez: It Was So Good I Could Sell Tapes Josh Warrington Aims To Land Stadium Fight With Carl Frampton Weekend Review: The Rise of Jermell Charlo Hurd's Plan: Make Mandatory Defense, Fight Lara, Then Charlo Spence: Thurman Has Been Making Excuses; I'm Waiting On Him Mayhem at 154: Post-Tripleheader Report Card Josh Taylor Believes Ricky Burns Fight is No Longer Viable Skeete: Jeff Horn Will Not Have Easy Time With Gary Corcoran Groves: Eubank Not Good Enough, His Very Best Can't Beat Me! Kessler Motivated: I'll Repay Support of Fans With a Great Victory Lemieux vs. Saunders Negotiations Going 'Well' For December 16 Morales, Klitschko, Hatton, Winky: One Hall of a Problem Mikkel Kessler Hit By Borrelia, Return Delayed Until March 2018 Thurman: Crawford Must Be Relevant Welterweight Before We Fight Joshua Warned Klitschko: Finish Me or I Knock You The F*** Out! Tony Luis Targets Top Names at 135 After Latest Win Ramirez: I Want DeMarco Rematch, Stoppage Was Way Too Early Horn's Coach: We'd Beat McGregor Better Than Mayweather Did Lara: I'm Going To Clean Out The Whole 154-Pound Division!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement