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.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Phenom on 04-04-2013

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 seen

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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 soul

Comment by ddangerous on 04-03-2013

Man, that punch that put him in the air was a beaut.

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