Another week, another boxer looking for a piece of Manny Pacquiao.
After topping Raul Munoz in two rounds at the South Philly Arena before his hometown fans on Saturday night, Mike Jones (25-0) announced to the boxing world that he’s ready for Pacman, according to abs-cbnnews.com
“[Pacquiao] is such a great warrior,” Jones told abs-cbnnews.com. “Let’s see how he deals with my right hand. I am much more confident now, and I am ready for big fights.
“Pacquiao’s a true warrior who has beaten a lot of great fighters,” he added. “He gets the utmost respect from me. It’s not part of me to be a trash talker. He’s a gentleman too. It’d be an honor to get a chance to fight him. I would come to fight him and come to win.”
The unbeaten 28-year-old welterweight Jones is riding high after overmatching the 35-year-old Munoz.
“I feel as though I can beat anybody in the welterweight division. Pacquiao will bring far more than exposure,” Jones told BoxingScene.com. “Any time you fight a Manny Pacquiao you’re also going to see seven digits purse so that’s gotta be a dream come true for me and my family.”
“I’m 100 percent confident in myself to beat anybody out there. I can get a call any day to fight a guy like Manny Pacquiao so I gotta be in great shape all the time,” added Jones. “As for me, I feel I can beat him because I got 100 percent confidence in myself. It will put me a step closer to my ultimate goal of being the undisputed welterweight champion of the world.”
Jones beat Jesus Soto Karass on Nov. 13, 2010 on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao versus Antonio Margarito at Cowboys Stadium.
Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum tweeted recently that he will put Jones on the Pacman’s list for 2012, as seen below.