Brook gets his revenge; stops Jones in round eight. Hearn hints at something big for Brook coming next
Unbeaten jr middleweight Kell Brook (30-0, 20 KOs) scored an eighth round over TKO Oklahoman Carson Jones (35-10-3, 25 KOs) at the MS3 Craven Park in Hull, England. After going life and death with Jones in their first fight, Brook started strong forcing Jones to take a knee after an uppercut in round two. Brook dominated the first four rounds, but Jones started grinding back into the fight in round five. In round eight, Brook scored a questionable knockdown and then got a questionable stoppage moments later. No question that Brook was winning, but Jones still had some fight in him. Brook normally competes in the welterweight division, but this bout was fought a catch weight of 152. After the fight promoter Eddie Hearn stated that Brook will face a “big name” in September in Sheffield. The fight will be announced next week.
Lightweight Derry Mathews (33-8-2, 18 KOs) scored a one punch, come-from-behind tenth round knockout over Tommy Coyle (15-2, 6 KOs) in a bout for the vacant Commonwealth 135lb belt. A left hook to the jaw laid out Coyle. Time was 2:41.
In his pro debut, Olympic bantamweight gold medal hero and hometown debutant Luke Campbell blew away Andy Harris (2-6, 0 KOs) in round one. Harris down twice. Time was 1:28.
Featherweight Lee Selby (16-1, 6 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Viorel Simion (16-1, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds in a lackluster bout for the WBC International belt. Scores were 118-110, 115-113, 116-112.
Olympic middleweight medalist Anthony Ogogo (3-0, 2 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over journeyman Gary Bouldan (7-10, 2 KOs). Time was :33. No knockdowns in the bout.
Troll hunter Curtis Woodhouse (19-5, 12 KOs) scored a third round KO over Joe Elfidh (7-4, 0 KOs) in a lightweight bout. Woodhouse scored knockdowns in all three rounds.
Unbeaten super middleweight Rocky Fielding (15-0, 8 KOs) outpointed late sub Darren McKenna (2-9-1, 2 KOs)over four by scores of 40-36 on all cards.
Unbeaten middleweight John Ryder (15-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round stoppage of Yoann Bloyer (16-21-2, 2 KOs).