Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/17/14

HAMBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 27: Firat Arslan of Germany during the WBA Cruiserweight World Championship fight between Firat Arslan of Germany and Guillermo Jones of Panama during the Universum Champions Night at the Color Line Arena on September 27, 2008 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
On May 17, Guillermo Jones scored a major upset with an 11th-round knockout of WBA Cruiserweight Champion Denis Lebedev. Jones, 41, has enjoyed a bizarre, but successful career and he is now back in the mix along with promoter Don King--despite the fact that both fighter and promoter had been written off recently. Jones is a fighter with a world-class pedigree that stretches back over 15 years. His success encompasses a mind-boggling range, from junior middleweight (154 pounds) all the way to cruiserweight (200 pounds). Yet in spite of all that, he’s not even the most popular guy in the sport named Guillermo. Much of the blame falls on Team Jones. After the 6’4” stringbean lost in two close title shots to a good 154-pound champion in Laurent Boudouani, it would be another 4 years until he resurfaced in a TV bout. For most of us, we had to do a double-take when we saw that Jones was fighting at cruiserweight. It was like “Isn’t that same tall skinny guy who fought Boudouani twice?...

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