Not often does a young professional fighter with less than ten wins get a call to come into training camp to sharpen the skills of another fighter but then again Indianapolis prospect Malcolm Jones is no average Joe. Jones got the call to join the camp of Artur Beterbiev (10-0,10KOs) of Canada as he prepares for his December 23,2016 bout for WBA-NABA light heavyweight title against Isidro Ranoni Prieto. Beterbiev verse Prieto will take place at the Lac Leamy Casino in Quebec, Canada on a Yvon Michel (Gym Promotions) card.
For Jones this is a golden opportunity to not only grow as a fighter but get a taste of what the next level of boxing is like. Malcolm has not been in the ring since his July bout against Dezi Ford which ended in a knockout win but he has been staying busy sparring all over the Midwest area. We were able to catch up with Jones after his first day of work in Quebec, and asked him a few questions about his experience thus far. Here is what the young prospect had to say.
” Thanks ringside.biz for giving me a shout, always appreciate the work you fellas do. Man what can I say I feel truly blessed to be in this position right now. This is my first time out of the out of the country and working with an international fighter. This is not common for and Indiana fighter let alone one who has less than 7 fights thus far. I did not hesitate when I got the call to work with Beterbiev he has had over 300 amateur fights and has had a successful pro career thus far. This was something that I could not pass up period. We worked together for the first time yesterday and that was quite a learning session. I held my own but in some rounds I will admit he got in my ass a bit lol dude is an animal, this work will definitely make me better. I will be up here a week or so and I look forward t unleashing what I learn here on my next victim. I want to say thank you to all my loyal fans and my team for their continued support. As always its a pleasure speaking with you guys at thebiz thanks for giving me some ink.”
We plan to get a full face to face interview with Jones when he returns to the states. This a prospect to keep and eye on no doubt as it seems he is well on his way up. Indiana seems to have a crop of young talent making some waves.