Otha Jones III dazzles
|Photo by Ed Mulholland_Matchroom Boxing|
"I fought a good fighter who had a solid record in my 1st pro fight," said the 18 year-old native of Toledo, Ohio. "I was very excited, and the crowd got to me which caused me to try to bang and knock him out. I just had to be reminded to keep my composure and stick to the game plan. I am looking to fight soon and want to fight great competition.
"A lot of people were questioning me when we chose Giorgi Gelashvilli as the first opponent. OJ3, himself wanted to show the world that he stood out from all the other prospects by making a statement and defeating another up and coming prospect, who was a 3-time national champion in his home country. This win makes him stand out like he did when he was among other champions in the amateur ranks," said Jones Father/Trainer, Otha Jones Jr. "The world is going to see OJ3 is a force to be reckoned with and will no doubt be Eddie Hearn’s next star in boxing."
"I am very proud of this young man. He looked for the toughest opponent Matchroom would give him, and he made a big statement," Said David McWater of Split-T Management.
Jones is promoted by Matchroom Boxing.