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Jones: I won’t let Brook off the hook

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Photo: Lawrence Lustig


Oklahoma welterweight Carson Jones gave Kell Brook the scare of his life the last time they met – and Jones has warned Brook that he will continue where he left off when they meet again on Saturday night at the MS3 Craven Park in Hull, England. Last year Jone broke Brooks’ nose and gave him hell over the second half of the fight, only to lose a majority decision. “I had Kell in all kinds of problems in Sheffield but he got away with it,” said Jones. “I took four or five rounds to get started, but as soon as I did it was popping. This time I’ll be on him from the start and there will be no escape route for him this time – I want that world title shot just as much as he does. Everybody keeps making excuses saying that he had stamina problems – he didn’t have stamina problems, he had a Carson Jones problem. I was pressing him, hitting him with clean shots, I broke his nose in the eighth round and from then on it was pretty much my fight.

“I don’t have a problem coming over here. I’ve been to his hometown before, and I’ve been to other people’s backyards and taken home the victory. When it comes down to it, it’s just me and him fighting whether it’s his hometown or mine, it’s not going to change the outcome. He’s never had anybody up in his face before, and he really didn’t know how to react to it. He looked a little scared to me.”




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