Mike Jones of Philly Targets Manny Pacquiao; Arum Says He'll Be On List in 2012

BY The Sweet Science ON June 22, 2011
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JonesSotoKarass2_Hogan12#1 RANKED MIKE JONES SAYS 'ULTIMATE GOAL' IS TO FIGHT PACQUIAO

Number one-ranked, undefeated welterweight contender Mike Jones of Philadelphia takes on Raul Munoz at the South Philly Arena on a Top Rank Live! fight card on Saturday night.  While in the ring Jones says he will be thinking of what he calls his "ultimate goal," taking on pound-for-pound king, Manny Pacquiao.

Fighting Pacquiao, Jones says, has been discussed with his co-managers Jimmy Williams, Doc Nowicki, trainer Vaughn Jackson and promoter J Russell Peltz.

Bob Arum said today "I am planning to put Mike Jones on a list for Manny to consider for 2012."

Jones, 24-0, 18 KOs, grew up in Philadelphia. He is ranked WBO #1, WBA #2, IBF #3 and WBC #5 at welterweight. Jones is a NABA, NABO champion.

Peltz said "Mike is a very hard worker in the gym."  Jackson, chief trainer, said "defense wins games and championships and that is what we are trying to do - win a championship."

Jones, a big, hard puncher, said "it doesn't take a devastating puncher to get knockouts. You just have to be accurate with your shots.

Jones vs. Munoz is scheduled for 10 rounds and will be televised live on FSN (10 pm eastern).

"Like Manny always says, my goal Saturday is to entertain the fans and that is what I plan to do," Jones said.

Thanks to all
Lee
lee@toprank.com

TOP RANK SCHEDULE
Contact: Lee Samuels lee@toprank.com

Saturday, June 25, South Philly Arena, Pa. - FSN
Top Rank Live!
10 Rds., Welterweights
MIKE JONES, 24-0, 18 KOs, Philadelphia
vs. RAUL MUNOZ, 21-13-1, 16 KOs, Leon, Mexico

6 Rds., Super Welterweights
GLEN TAPIA, 9-0, 5 KOs, Passaic, NJ
Vs. TARONZE WASHINGTON, 14-15, 7 KOs, Dallas

6 Rds., Super Welterweights
YORDENIS UGAS, 7-0, 4 KOs, Miami, Fla.
vs. KENNY ABRIL, 11-3-1, 6 KO s, Rochester, N.Y.

Friday, July 1, Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio – ESPN
10 Rds., Welterweights
MARK MELLIGEN, 21-2, 14 KOs, Bacolod, Philippines
vs. FREDDY HERNANDEZ, 29-2, 20 KOs, Mexico City

8 Rounds, Lightweights
MICKEY BEY, 16-0-1, 8 KOs, Cleveland
vs. ARTURO QUINTERO, 15-4-1, 9 KOs, Michoacan, Mexico

Saturday, July 2, Hermosillo, Mexico – Fox Deportes
Top Rank Live!
12 Rds., WBA Flyweight Championship
Champion HERNAN “TYSON” MARQUEZ, 30-2, 23 KOs, Sonora, Mexico
vs EDRIN DAPUDONG, 27-3, 13 KOs, Cotabato, Philippines

Saturday, July 9, Home Depot Center, Carson, Ca. – Showtime
12 Rds., WBA Lightweight Championship
Champion  BRANDON RIOS, 27-0-1, 19 KOs, Oxnard, Ca.
vs. URBANO ANTILLON, 28-2, 20 KOs, Maywood, Ca.

10 Rds., Super Welterweights
KERMIT CINTRON, 32-3-1, 28 KOs, Carolina, Puerto Rico
vs. CARLOS MOLINA, 18-4-2, 6 KOs, Chicago

10 Rds., Lightweights
MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA,  21-0-1, 11 KOs, Cebu, Philippines
Vs. To Be Announced

8 Rds., Middleweights
MATT KOROBOV, 15-0, 9 KOs, Orotukan, Russia
vs. LESTER GONZALEZ, 12-3-2, 6 KOs, San Diego

6 Rds., Super Featherweights
PAUL FLEMING, 9-0, 6 KOs, Australia
vs. To Be Announced

4 Rds., Light Heavyweights
MIKE LEE, 5-0, 3 KOs, Chicago
vs. To Be Announced

4 Rds., Super Bantamweights
GABINO SAENZ, 3-0, 3 KOs, Indio, Calif.
vs QUINCE WESBY, 1-1, 0 KOs, Dallas

Friday, July 15, Texas Station Gambling Hall & Casino, Las Vegas – Shobox
10 Rds., NABF Junior Lightweight Championship
Champion DIEGO MAGDALENO, 19-0, 7 KOs, Las Vegas
vs. ALEJANDRO PEREZ, 15-2-1, 10 KOs, Salinas, Ca.

8 Rds., Junior Lightweights
CASEY RAMOS, 13-0, 4 KOs, Austin, Texas
vs. JOSELITO COLLADO, 12-0, 3 KOs, Queens, N.Y.

6 Rds., Jr Welterweights
ANTHONY LENK, 11-1, 6 KOs, Las Vegas
Vs. FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ, 6-3, 3 KOs, Dallas

6 Rds., Super Bantamweights
JESSE MAGDALENO, 4-0, 3 KOs, Las Vegas
vs. To Be Announced

4 Rds., Heavyweights
ANDY RUIZ, 10-0, 6 KOs, Mexicali
vs. VILI BLOOMFIELD, 9-6-1, 4 KOs, Everett, Washington

Friday, July 15, Roseland Ballroom, New York City – ESPN
10 Rds., Super Welterweights
PAVEL WOLAK, 29-1, 19 KOs, Mount Arlington, New Jersey
vs. DELVIN RODRIGUEZ, 25-5-2, 14 KOs, Santiago, Dominican Republic

Saturday, July 23, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico – Fox Deportes
Top Rank Live!
12 Rds., WBO Featherweight Championship
Champion ORLANDO SALIDO, 35-11-2, 23 KOs, Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
vs. MIKE OLIVER, 24-2, 18 KOs, Hartford, Conn.

Saturday, July 30, Denver, Colorado – FSN
Top Rank Live!
10 Rds., Super Lightweights
MIKE ALVARADO, 30-0, 22 KOs, Denver
vs. GABRIEL MARTINEZ, 27-2-1, 14 KOs, Empalme, Mexico

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