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Manny Pacquiao to face Mike Jones?

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Reports have been circulating that Bob Abrum and Top Rank Promotions are mulling the possibility of Mike Jones as an opponent for Manny Pacquiao for sometime in 2012. Both fighters are in the Top Rank stable, making the matchup easy to sign. The question swirling though is whether this would be a match worth making.

The 32 year Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KO’s) is riding a 14 fight winning streak going into his November 12th matchup with Juan Manuel Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pac-Man will be defending his WBO welterweight bout in what will be his third encounter with Marquez. In May of 2008, the two fought to a draw at featherweight, and in March of 2008, Pacquiao battled to a split decision victory at super featherweight.

Pacquiao vs. Marquez III made sense for Top Rank, as they were unable to come to terms with the fighter that everyone longs to see face Pac-Man, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Any bout with Mayweather (41-0, 25 KO’s) is on hold for the time being though, as he is set to face Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KO’s) on September 17thfor WBC welterweight title.

That’s where Jones comes into th

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