BREAKING: Boxer Jones facing last-minute opponent switch for WBO title defence

Ben Jones
Ben Jones

Ben ‘Duracell’ Jones has had a last-minute opponent change for his WBO Intercontinental featherweight title fight at the K2 Leisure Centre on Saturday.

The Crawley and Capel boxer will now face a new test in Mexican opponent Jesus Antonio Rios.

The original challenger Nicaraguan fighter Jose Rios has failed to make the required weight for the featherweight division, therefore a late replacement was required to ensure the title fight took place this weekend.

The late change was announced to us by Jones’ management team at Assassin Boxing Promotion early this morning.

PR manager Graham Wright said: “It happens in boxing, boxers get injured late on in training or find they are struggling to make the required weight, that’s why managers and promoters have to work closely together right up to the last minute to ensure replacements are lined up in the case of these situations.

“Ben’s an experienced professional who’s in top form and he’s a four time major champion remember. He’s got a great coaching team around him and they are all focused on what he has to do when Saturday night comes.”

There’s a limited number of tickets available in what’s expected to be sell-out crowd. Call Graham on the ticket hotline, 07944 072696.

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