Purdy: I’m going to KO Carson Jones
By Scott Gilfoid: #10 IBF welterweight contender Lee Purdy (19-3-1, 12 KO’s) thinks he’s going to do a number on #7 IBF Carson Jones (34-9-3, 24 KO’s) when the two of them battle on March 9th at the Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom. Purdy, who can’t really punch, actually thinks he’s going to knock Jones out.
That’s pretty amusing because Purdy hasn’t proven he can KO first class opposition as of yet, although he does seem to do well against 2nd tier domestic level fodder.
Purdy said to Sky Sports News “He [Jones] is going to try and come forward and pressure me, but I think this will be a good fight to showcase my power by knocking Carson Jones out.”
Look at Purdy talk. He’s acting as if he’s a real knockout artist of the first order yet he’s not even proven he can stop Euro level opposition. This is a huge jump up in class by Purdy and I see things going badly for him.
Jones was jobbed in his last fight In the UK against Dean Byrne in a fight that ended in a highly controversial eight round draw. I had Jones winning by four rounds but I figured he’d be in trouble if the fight went to the cards, and sure that’s what happened.
Jones only has himself to blame for the draw because he should have learned after losing a controversial 12 round decision to the Brit Kell Brook in the UK that he might have to KO Byrne to make sure he walked out of the ring the winner last December.
I have a feeling that Jones may have to take the judges out of the equation against Purdy on March 9th if he doesn’t want to end up on the receiving end of another controversial decision because the fight is taking place in the UK again.
I’ve seen Purdy fight on a number of occasions and I’ve not been impressed with what I’ve seen of him. He got beat by Colin Lynes, Denton Vassell and Peter McDonagh, and he looked terrible in all of those fights. Those losses were enough to show me that he doesn’t have what it takes to compete with the likes of Carson Jones. I don’t know why in the world the International Boxing Federation has Purdy ranked so high. I don’t see Purdy as a top 10 contender to be honest. He looks more like a 2nd tier variety fighter to me. That’s just the way I see it.