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Jones a big draw in AC

If early ticket requests are any indication, a large crowd is expected for the Mike Jones vs. Irving Garcia fight Friday evening, July 9, at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall. More than half of the top-priced $100 tickets have been sold since tickets went on sale Saturday morning, May 15. At stake in the scheduled 12-round contest will be Jones’ NABA and NABO titles. “Outside of (heavyweight contender) Tomasz Adamek, Mike Jones is the hottest attraction on the East Coast,” said Hall-of-Fame promoter J Russell Peltz.

“We have received a tremendous number of calls and emails about tickets and we should have a full house. When Mike Jones fights, people expect fireworks, even after the July 4 holiday.”

Jones, 27, is 21-0, 17 KOs, and he is ranked among the Top 10 welterweights by all four major world sanctioning bodies: #3 WBO; #3 WBA; #7 IBF; #7 WBC. Garcia, 31, is 17-4-3, 8 KOs.

Besides the Jones-Garcia fight, welterweight prospect Antwun Smith, of Miami, FL, is scheduled to appear in the 10-round co-feature, giving the July 9 crowd a chance to compare the two best American-based welterweight prospects. Smith, 23, is 18-1-1, 10 KOs.

The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with DiBella Entertainment and Bally’s Atlantic City. Tickets priced at $50, $75 and $100 are on sale at 215-765-0922 and all Ticketmaster outlets (800-736-1420).

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