Mike Jones Remains in Limbo After Recent Withdrawal
By Rick Reeno
Welterweight contender Mike Jones (26-1, 19KOs) has decided to remain on sidelines after withdrawing from a planning return on June 1 at Bally's Event Center in Atlantic City.
Jones has been inactive since last June, when he was knocked out by Randal Bailey on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Later that year, Jones attempted to break his promotional contract with Russell Peltz, who handles the boxer with Top Rank.
Peltz communicates with Jones through the fighter's attorney, Eric Melzer of New Jersey-based Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis
Jones appeared to be focused on a ring return and was recently training in Las Vegas with Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
On March 22, Jones agreed to face Ray Narh (25-2, 21KOs) on the previously mentioned June date, but then changed his mind on March 29th and refused to sign a contract. No reason was provided, but Jones has several years remaining on his current promotional agreement.
people were hyping this kid talking about Pacquiao match at catchweight he can call it a career after being in one of the worst fights I ever seenComment by PACnPBFsuck on 04-04-2013
[B]Who?[COLOR="White"].........[/COLOR][/B]Comment by Ringlife on 04-04-2013
Arum forgot all about Jones once he lost to Bailey. He should try to get Jones the rematch with Bailey and put it on one of his PPV undercards.Comment by Hougigo on 04-03-2013
Bailey stole his soulComment by ddangerous on 04-03-2013
Man, that punch that put him in the air was a beaut.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)