Mike “MJ” Jones Returns to Philly against Raul “El Toro” Munoz Saturday at Arena!
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (June 22, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
Mike Jones

After over 2 years and 7 fights Philly’s unbeaten welterweight Mike “MJ” Jones, 24-0 (18), returns to the ring in Philly Saturday night against Raul “El Toro” Munoz, 22-13-1 (16), at the South Philly Arena!

Jones has defeated Latino’s in his last 11 fights and 15 of his 24 overall bouts. His last 2 fights have been on HBO cards with Jesus Soto Karass with whom he has won a pair of 12 round decisions. He holds the NABA, WBO NABO and WBC Continental Americas welterweight titles. Jones is possibly the most exciting boxer out of Philly today. His rapid-fire punches have kept all his opponents bewildered. He is a reminder of when Philly had Boogaloo Watts, Gypsy Joe Harris, Bennie Briscoe, Cyclone Hart, Kitten Hayward and Percy Manning attracted fans in the 70’s.

Munoz has fought some of the best fighters in the division in new WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., WBA light middleweight champion Austin Trout, former world champion’s Hector “Macho” Camacho, “Yuri Boy” Campas and Joel Casamayor along with Australia’s Sam Soliman and Alfonso Gomez. He’s faced the who’s who of boxing and has won his last 2 fights at home in Topeka, KS.

Recently Jones was on a Comcast broadcast at home in Frankford. He has boxing equipment on his patio with an overhead. “Mike is all business. He’s very dedicated to whatever he does. His 2 daughters are the apple of his eye,” said co-manager Jim Williams. His other co-manager is Doc Nowicki while Williams also handles the cuts. The trainer is Vaughn Jackson.

J Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing wanted to bring Jones back “home” after 5 fights in Atlantic City and then in Texas and Nevada. Jones is No. 1 in the WBO, No. 2 WBA, No. 3 IBF and No. 4 WBC contender. Peltz has added 7 other bouts with some good young talent for 50 rounds of boxing!

Leading the way in all 6 rounder’s will be a good match-up between lightweights in Philly’s Anthony Flores, 9-3-1 (6) against Atlantic City’s Osnel Charles, 8-2 (0)who is on a 7 fight win streak. These 2 have been going back and forth on Facebook at each other so it should be a good one. Former 2-division champion John David Jackson is bringing in Cuban Yordenis Ugas, 7-0 (4), of FL, against Kenny Abril, 11-3-1 (6), of Rochester, NY, with 6 straight wins. Light middleweight Glen Tapia, 9-0 (5), of Passaic, NJ, against veteran Taronze Washington, 14-15 (7), of Dallas, TX.

The return of Kaseem Wilson, 12-2-1 (4), after almost a 2 year lay-off against Philip McCants, 8-2-1 (3), in an all Philly welterweight match-up. Featherweight Mike Oliver, 24-2 (8), of Hartford, CT, will be against veteran Colombian Felipe Almanza, 18-24-4 (9). Puerto Rico’s Angel Cruz, 5-1 (4), of Miami, FL, is against Jose Rivera, 3-2-1 (0), of New Rochelle, NY. In the only 4 rounder on the card will be Philly’s Miguel Cartagena, 1-0 (0), against Jaime Gonzalez, 0-1, of Puerto Rico in a bantamweight match-up.

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