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Amari Jones Makes A Statement On Haney vs. Loma Undercard

Outside of the residents in the Bay Area, many might not have known what they were going to see when Amari Jones of Oakland, California, stepped forth in the ring. Jones, who now goes by the ring name ‘The Reaper’, stopped the very durable Chino Hill, in a statement win, to start the night on May 20th, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jones, who is signed to Devin Haney Promotions, has been building steam after a short but decorated amateur career that saw him as part of the Team USA Boxing program after winning nationals. Steadily getting better and better over the course of his career – Hill was a dramatic step up in competition.

Hill had fought Lorenzo Simpson to a six-round unanimous decision loss as well as the result against Javier Martinez. Jones, on paper, has less experience than both fighters but was able to come away with the stoppage win.

“It means a lot. it’s another big card for the third {time} in a row,” said Jones at the dais on Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nevada. “It feels good. Australia was far from home, but we got the job down. Now we’re here in Las Vegas. I moved here a couple years ago. I call it home. A lot of family will come out, and I can’t wait to put on a show for them. I improved a lot in my last fight. He was tough. It brought the best out of me. I like those types of opponents because it brings out the best out of me.”

Now the question big question is what is next for Jones, as he is the most high-profile fighter signed to Devin Haney Promotions. A source close to the team told that Jones is likely to pursue a fight in Northern California in his next fight.

Jones is a story of hard-work, and dedication as he has outlasted many of his peers in the amateurs who were more accomplished then himself. Now fighting on some of the biggest stages, Jones is nearing the point of fighting in eight round fights, and once you get to eight it is only a small step until you are in the promise land of ten round bouts which get you major TV spots.

Going into his bout with Pachino Hill, the expectation was to win, but what Jones did was win in a dominant fashion, as Jones is living up to the moniker of being’s prospect of the year with under ten fights in 2021, with such a performance.

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Lukie Ketelle

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