Monday, November 15, 2010
Jesus Soto Karass vs Mike Jones
I know that I can’t be the only one that thought Jesus Soto Karass was given the old Jesse James Saturday in his fight with Mike Jones. If this isn’t a robbery than I don’t know what is. Jones and Soto Karass fought on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito fight. Jones was clearly the house favorite and is being groomed for bigger and better things and Karass was the designated “opponent”.
Someone should have told Karass because he went in to this fight Saturday night to win, and he did, in my opinion. After a great second round by Jones where he threw a fifty-plus punch flurry while he had Karass on the ropes (they didn’t all land), Jones shot his wad and never really quite recovered and with the exception of a few good moments for the rest of the fight, Karass kicked his ass. It was all Jones could do just to hang on. The NABA, WBO NABO) and the WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Titles were at stake.
After surviving the second round onslaught by Jones and suffering cuts over both eyes, Karass hunkered down and gave a Margarito like performance (the old winning Margarito). He made some new fans with his rugged in your face style and big heart. I’m sure we’ll be seeing him on HBO again and soon. Jones got away with a 10 round majority decision.