After three stoppage wins for our House Fighters, The Boxing Tribune previews one of the hottest prospects in the sport, Mike Jones, in his first real test against the experienced Henry Bruseles.
In one of the best fights of the year, Pinzon was on the verge of one of the major upsets of 2009, leading on all three scorecards by at least three points. However, he couldn’t survive the late barrage from Torres, who stopped him with less than a minute to go.
And on the basis of that performance, Pinzon was drafted in to face Jones, give him some rough rounds but to fold late on in the fight. But that wasn’t the case, as Jones clearly won every round as he cruised to a fifth round stoppage.
Jones’ handlers knew he was ready for another step-up the welterweight ladder, and here we are, Mike Jones will face Henry Bruseles (28-3-1, 15 KO) this Friday.
Bruseles hasn’t been defeated in five years, his last came to the hands of a certain Floyd Mayweather Jr. via eighth round technical knockout. He did manage to win one round on a blind judge’s scorecard, so can he give Mike Jones the test he duly needs?
Going on Jones’ recent performances, I’d have to go for the House Fighter by mid-round stoppage. Even though Bruseles has lasted eight rounds with arguably the best fighter on the planet, Jones’ style matches-up well to Bruseles’, and I struggle to find a way that Bruseles can win in any way.
Bruseles has been chosen to give Jones some rounds, but I doubt he will take Jones the distance. Even though the fight is a ten-round contest, Jones is at least four levels above Bruseles in class. Jones was chosen by are members as our House Fighter for a reason.