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Randall Bailey With Crushing KO of Mike Jones in Eleven

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - In a fight for the vacant IBF welterweight championship, Randall Bailey (43-7-1, 37KOs) knocked out previously undefeated Mike Jones (26-1, 19KOs) in the eleventh round to capture the title.

They fought at a very slow and tactical manner. Neither boxer took chances in the first round rounds of the fight. They traded punches in spurts during the fifth. Jones seemed to shake Randall up in the ninth, but he never followed up with any combinations. For most of the fight, Jones used the strategy of jumping in, throwing quick punches and then quickly moving out of range to avoid Bailey's hard counter. At the end of the tenth, Bailey's one punch power showed up when he landed a hard right hand to drop Jones for the first time in his career. In the eleventh round, Bailey landed an explosive right uppercut that knocked Jones silly and he went down very hard. Jones struggled bad to make it up and referee Tony Weeks waved it off.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Trenchant on 06-10-2012

I think you have to give Bailey his just due here. The guy has had some near wins in championship fights in the past and this time he did it! And now he has the confidence to believe that he…

Comment by Money_May on 06-10-2012

[QUOTE=Cardinal Buck;12226598]There's a difference between being exposed and getting hit by Bailey.[/QUOTE] Agreed but did you watch the fight up until that point? Jones done nothing to impress me

Comment by Cardinal Buck on 06-10-2012

There's a difference between being exposed and getting hit by Bailey.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-10-2012

I STILL didn't see it...got home during MJ's post fight talk....I was gutted!!....I won't watch the fight probably ever!!...don't like seeing my main dudes get clocked out...FUUUKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Bushbaby on 06-10-2012

Brutal, the only 2 punches that Bailey landed that mattered ended with Jones on the floor.

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