Philly's Mike Jones in line to fight Pacquiao

October, 22, 2011
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Philly's Mike Jones is on the short list of potential Manny Pacquiao foes. He meets Argentine Sebastian Lujan underneath the Dec. 3 Cotto-Margarito rematch at MSG. Promoter Bob Arum at a pre-fight presser at the WaMu Theater Saturday night said that the winner of the Jones-Lujan scrap is in line to fight welter titlist Andre Berto.

Or if IBF champ Berto has other plans, Jones or Lujan could fight Pacquiao next year. Put your money on the 25-0 Jones over the 38-5-2 Lujan, who is tough but not as athletic.

Put your money on Pacquiao over either guy.
Michael Woods, a member of the board of the Boxing Writers Association of America, has been covering boxing since 1991. He writes about boxing for ESPN The Magazine and is the news editor for TheSweetScience.com.

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