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Mayweather Sr. Impressed With Mike Jones' Power

By Lem Satterfield

During a recent workout with trainer Vaughn Jackson at the Top Rank Gym, unbeaten welterweight Mike Jones, who was preparing for tonight's rematch against Jesus Soto-Karass, received a visit from Floyd Mayweather Sr. The father of unbeaten six-time champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr., borrowed the mitts from Jackson and coaching Jones (23-0, 18 KOs) on his punching variety.

"Floyd Mayweather said that with both hands, Mike is the hardest-hitting welterweight that he has ever worked the mitts with, and that he hits harder than Thomas Hearns," said Jackson. "He said that if he continues to hit that way, then no welterweight will stand, and that includes Soto-Karass."

Jones won a disputed unanimous decision in the first match with Soto-Karass on  November 13 at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's win over Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs) for the WBC's vacant junior middleweight (154 pounds) belt.

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 .

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 02-20-2011

:pat: @ the Sr. hate in here....can Mike get some shine?!?...smh anyway.....Mike had Karass feeling it to the body....I'm feeling REAL good about Mike right now.....I would LOVE to see him in there against Berto...oh man!! :boxing:

Comment by LeadUppercut on 02-19-2011

[QUOTE=Danny Gunz;10129414]Jones rocked Soto-Karass in the second which lead to the flurry that wore Jones out. [B]Karass just had great composure[/B] and was able withstand the flurry.[/QUOTE] Absolutely, good point right there. Karass fought very well indeed. He tried to…

Comment by Danny Gunz on 02-19-2011

[QUOTE=breakyourface;10126156]What power? Jones gave it his best last time around and couldn't even rock Soto-Karass[/QUOTE] Obviously you didnt watch the fight closely. Jones rocked Soto-Karass in the second which lead to the flurry that wore Jones out. Karass just had…

Comment by mathed on 02-19-2011

Jones underestimated Soto-Karass last time, he won't tonight. I think we'll see Jones dominate in this one.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 02-19-2011

[QUOTE=aristotlemoses;10127253]Don't get me wrong am I fully behind Mikes Jones and all that but I seriously doubt he hits harder than Hearns. Hopefully tonight he ends it impressively and doesn't act stupid like that last fight.[/QUOTE] Agreed. He blew himself…

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