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Mike Jones Update

Unbeaten Mike Jones (19-0, 16 KOs), of North Philadelphia, has settled into training camp 30 miles outside of Philadelphia in Langhorne, PA, for his Feb. 27 match at Bally’s Atlantic City, NJ, with former world title challenger Henry Bruseles, of Gurabo, Puerto Rico, for the NABA welterweight title. Jones splits his workouts between the Newtown Athletic Club in Newtown, PA, and the Hard Rock Gym in Langhorne. Jones, 27, is ranked WBA #8, IBF #11 and WBC #16.

Bruseles, 29, is 28-3-1, 15 K0s. He has won his last seven fights, scoring wins over Ben Tackie, Wilfredo Negron, Mario Ramos and Robert Frankel. Bruseles has been stopped once, by Floyd Mayweather.

Two other major fights on the card feature: Kendall Holt, of Paterson, NJ, vs. Kaizer Mabuza, of Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 rounds, IBF junior welterweight eliminator; Saul Roman, of Tijuana, Mexico, vs. Gabriel Rosado, of Philadelphia, PA, 10 rounds, junior middleweights.

Four preliminary fights complete the show, which begins at 8pm.

The Jones-Bruseles fight and the Roman-Rosado fight will be televised live by Fox Sports Espanol and Fox Sports Net (FSN) beginning at 10 pm as part of the Top Rank Live series.

Top Rank in association with Peltz Boxing is promoting the show. Tickets are priced at $45 and $60. They are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. (215-765-0922) or online at

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