Randall Bailey shocked previously unbeaten Mike Jones on Saturday night on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley pay-per-view, knocking out Jones in the 11th round to win the IBF welterweight belt.
For nine rounds, Jones and Baily slogged through some of the most forgettable boxing you'll ever see. While it was just about unwatchable, Jones appeared to be on his way to a decision victory, but the hard-punching Bailey (43-7, 37 KOs) nailed Jones with a straight right in the 10th round that changed the fight, flooring Jones for the first time in his career.
Jones survived the round and came out in the 11th looking a little bit more aggressive, but a little over two minutes in, Bailey connected with a perfect counter right hand uppercut. Jones fell to the ground and tried to get up, but it was clear right away that he wasn't there. Jones fell to 26-1 and will have to go back to the drawing board. While he has never proven to be the most exciting fighter, Jones always found a way to win and was on the precipice of becoming a major player in the welterweight division. Bailey's two monstrous punches have changed that, and we'll see where Jones goes from here.
As for Bailey, he'll always have fans as long as he can continue to pull off highlight-reel knockouts like he did on Saturday.