Undefeated Mike Jones Squares Off With
Phillie Phanatic June 8 At Citizens Bank Park
June 25, 2011
South Philly Arena
Philadelphia, PA – In preparation for his June 25 fight, undefeated welterweight Mike Jones is taking a risky,
possibly ill-advised, tuneup on short notice when he faces off against the always dangerous and also
undefeated Phillie Phanatic during the 5th inning of the Phillies-Dodgers game on June 8 at Citizens Bank
“I haven’t been able to get the top names like (Manny) Pacquiao, (Floyd) Mayweather and (Andre) Berto in
the ring with me, so I jumped at the opportunity to fight the Phanatic,” said Jones (24-0, 18 KOs), who also
will fight Raul Munoz at the South Philly Arena (7 West Ritner St.).
“I will have my hands full with the Phanatic since he’s big, has a furry good defense, packs a big wallop and,
under the terms of our hard-fought-out agreement, will be allowed to use his lethally long tongue. Plus, he’ll
have the advantage of fighting in front of a sell-out crowd of over 45,000 fans of his at Citizens Bank Park. An
incredible crowd for two top-notch undefeated pugilists. He’s tough and entertaining but when all is said and
done, he’s one cool dude.”
The Phanatic had no decipherable comments when asked about his fight with Jones, but was last seen in
heavy last-minute training and on-field taunting sessions.
People who attend the Jones-Phanatic showdown have the benefit of watching the Phillies-Dodgers game
If Mike Jones survives his June 8 clash with the Phillie Phanatic, he will fight Raul Munoz on Saturday
evening, June 25, at the South Philly Arena, 7 West Ritner Street. The scheduled 10-round contest, which
is being promoted by Top Rank, Inc., Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., and Joe Hand Promotions, will be
televised live by Fox Sports Net at 10 pm EST. The first of six additional bouts begins at 8 pm.
Tickets priced at $50 and $75 are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions (215-765-0922). They
also ca be purchased online at www.peltzboxing.com.
- Press Release from Peltz Boxing
- Photo courtesy of Peltz Boxing
Subject to change