Undefeated boxer calls out Pacquiao
MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated welterweight boxer Mike Jones has expressed his desire to fight pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao after his most recent victory in his hometown of Philadelphia.
Jones, who holds a 25-0 win-loss record, knocked out Raul Muñoz in the second round. He said in the post fight interview that he is now looking to fight Pacquiao, according toBoxingScene.com.
“I am waiting for the phone call from Bob Arum,” Jones announced.
Arum, head of Top Rank and Pacquiao’s promoter, had earlier tweeted that Jones will be added to the list of Pacquiao’s potential opponent for next year.
Jones added that should anything happen to Juan Manuel Marquez on July 16 against Likar Ramos, he is willing to take the Mexican’s place for the November 12 bout against “Pacman.”
“He is such a great warrior,” Jones said in praise of Pacquiao. “Let’s see how he deals with my right hand. I am much more confident now, and I am ready for big fights.”
Jones is the #1 ranked welterweight in the WBO and the mandatory challenger for Pacquiao’s WBO belt.