Former welterweight title contender Mike Jones will end a 26-month layoff and return to the ring on Aug. 23.
The 31-year-old from Mt. Airy has not fought since being knocked out in May of 2012 by Randall Bailey for the vacant International Boxing Federation title. Jones (26-1, 19 knockouts) will meet Jaime Herrera (11-2, six KOs) at Bally's Atlantic City.
Against Bailey, Jones was well ahead on all three scorecards when he was knocked down late in the 10th round with a straight right hand. In the final seconds of the 11th round, Bailey connected with a thudding right uppercut to end the fight.