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  • 04 / 28 / 2012

Mike Jones and Guillermo Rigondeaux will fight on the undercard when Manny Pacquiao takes on Tim Bradley on June 9.

Jones, who is undefeated, will meet Randall Bailey for the vacant IBF welterweight title.

Rigondeaux, a Cuban southpaw, is set to defend his WBA super-bantamweight title against American Teon Kennedy.

Filipino icon Pacquiao, who has a record of 54-3, with two drawn and 38 knockouts, will defend his WBO welterweight belt against Bradley, who stands at 28-0, with 12 knockouts, in the tournament in Las Vegas.

Jones will take a record of 26-0; 19 into the ring. Bailey stands at 41-7, with 36 knockouts. Both are Americans.

Former amateur star Rigondeaux is unbeaten after nine fights. He won seven by knockout. Kennedy boasts a record of 17-1, with two drawn and seven knockouts.

It will be the first world title fight for Jones, who, at 29, is eight years younger than Bailey.

Bailey has won three fights in a row since losing to Colombia's Juan Urango in 2009 in an IBF light-welterweight title bout. He also lost a title fight to Miguel Cotto in 2004.

Rigondeaux, 31, is six years older than Kennedy. He won two Olympic Games gold medals and seven Cuban national titles.

He made his professional debut in 2009 and won the title by stopping Puerto Rican Rico Ramos in the sixth round last January.

Kennedy will be in his first “world” title bout.


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