Randall Bailey Wins Big With Possible KO Of The Year
Photo: Biscayne Boxing owner Tom Tew, Bailey and his team (trainer John David Jackson and cut man Chico Rivas) hours before his Las Vegas 2012 fight against Mike Jones where he landed the possible KO of the year.
Websites like eastsideboxing.com are predicting that Randall Bailey’s amazing knock out punch (a devastating right undercut that sent opponent Mike Jones to the floor last night in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena) may be a strong contender for KO Of The Year.
Biscayne Boxing owner Tom Tew was there with his family supporting Bailey and saw it all happen. It was quite a blow, crushing Jones nose and throwing the arena’s audience into a frenzy of “Holy Craps”. It was definitely the most impressive KO the gym’s owner had seen in a while, if ever in that weight division. Randall lived up to his name, “Knock-Out King”.
The KO came in the 11th round at marker 2 mins and 52 seconds, and it followed a 10th round right to the head that also sent Jones temporarily to the floor. The end of the fight landed Bailey, a former WBO light-welterweight, the vacant IBF welterweight title.
The KO was even more exciting considering the circumstances surrounding the fight and the fighters. Bailey is 37 years old and was looked upon by Jones’ camp as someone who would come into the ring and assist the 29-year-old Jones in showing off his fighting abilities. Jones was undefeated and highly praised as a real up-and-coming hopeful to fight against the likes of Manny Pacquiao and other greats in the weight class.
Though Bailey unleashed his power late in the fight, he didn’t give up. He was down on all three judges’ scorecards (detailed scores here) until the KO happened, but it was never-the-less a big payday earned. He will now probably go on to defend his title against the winner of the July-scheduled Kell Brook-Carnson Jones fight. Maybe he will get in the ring again soon and pulverize the facial features of another Jones! After all, that hand is lethal and badlefthook.com agrees; “But there is nobody around that weight that can take a flush right from Randall Bailey and stay up. Not Mike Jones, not Manny Pacquiao, not Floyd Mayweather, not Canelo Alvarez. The man still has pure thunder in his right hand.”
Bravo, Randall Bailey. Biscayne Boxing is excited and proud of your possible KO of the year. I think BB’s Mickey Demos said it best in a text to Tom after the fight ended, “HOLY SH*T!”