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Undefeated welterweight prospect Mike Jones was forced to the limit for the first time in his career Friday night. Jones won an 8-round unanimous decision over Germaine Sanders in a bout nationally televised by ESPN2. The victory raised Machine Gun Mike's record to 13-0, but snapped his KO streak at 12 straight. The more experienced Sanders (27-6, 17 KOs) fought well, truly testing the still-developing Jones. The 38-year old Sanders landed sharp shots throughout the fight, snapping Jones' head back a number of times. The always-cool Jones took the punches well but showed some defensive holes that need filling. Still, in a seemingly close fight, Jones finished strongly to take the decision by three comfortable scores of 78-74 (6 rounds to 2). The fight provided Mike with some valuable seasoning which will certainly help him down the road. Jones' 12 knockouts places  him in  good  company  on the  all-



time Philly KO Streak list. His tenth place spot on the list sandwiches him between Joe Frazier (11 KOs) and Willie "The Worm" Monroe (13 KOs).

Also on the televised  portion of  the  card which was broadcast from the Seneca Allegheny Casino near Niagara Falls, NY, Philly's Hammerin' Hank Lundy and Darnell Jiles of Rochester, NY, fought to an all-action, rollicking draw in their four-rounder. At first glance in round one, Lundy looked overmatched against his taller, younger and more poised foe. But Lundy got into his groove and went to work. Jiles stayed right with him and the two put on an exciting show. All three scores were 38-38 (two rounds each), and both boxers remained unbeaten. Lundy is now 10-0-1 (6 KO) and Jiles 8-0-1 (3 KOs).

In the main event Friday night, Kassim Ouma lost his third consecutive bout when he dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to "Contender" TV series alum Cornelius Bundrage in their jr. middleweight fight. Kassim looked like a sleepwalker compared to the Ouma that ran up the 154-pound ranks a few years ago with a speedy southpaw style and a breathtaking punch-rate. "Kassim the Dream" looked more dreamy than dream-like until about the fourth round, when Bundrage began bleeding from a cut above his left eye. The blood-flow seemed to wake up Ouma, who suddenly saw his opportunity for the win materialize. Kassim's old fire returned and the two fighters went at it. The fire however was just a flicker and failed to carry Ouma to victory. Bundrage outworked Ouma over the course of match and took the decision, despite being penalized a point down the stretch. The final cards read 96-93, 96-93, and 95-94 - all for Bundrage.

This was the biggest career win for Bundrage, while Ouma will be forced back to the drawing board, in desperate need for a win.