As Mike Jones prepares for his Dec. 3 fight with Sebastian Lujan, we'll update his progress here and in the paper with stories and videos. Check back for updates.
After conducting an interview last week at Joe Hand Gym, Mikes Jones threw out a plug for his Twitter account.When reminded how sparingly he actually sends out updates, Jones was quick with a response.
“I give them some room to breath, then I get back on a little bit,” said the Mt. Airy middleweight.
In a little less than a month, Jones, 28, will make his Madison Square Garden debut against Argentina’s Sebestian Lujan on Dec. 3 on the undercard of Antonio Margarito-Miguel Cotto.
The fast swinging Lujan isn’t known to be a fighter that lets his oppeonet’s breath, as he’s expecetd to come out heavy in the opening rounds.Jones plans to counter with sharp counter punches and fast feet as he’ll let Lujan throw.
The more wild Lujan gets, the more tired he becomes and begins to open his body to Jones.
“Take a small step backwards, check up, hit a right upper cut,” said Jones. “I see it when I’m sleeping.”
This is nothing new Jones said, as he’s been “fighting guys like this my whole career.” He did say that this opponent is a bit more intense then others he faced.
Match set. Jones-Llujan will open up the HBO-PPV telecast on Dec. 3, therefore the fight is expected to go off at 9 p.m.
Next. Before training under current trainer Vaughn Jackson, Jones trained under Joe and Marvis Frazier in their North Philadelphia gym. This week, I'll ask Jones what it was like to train under the Frazier's.