Brook stops Jones in 8th

By Boxing News - 07/13/2013 - Comments

brook22By Scott Gilfoid: #1 IBF welterweight contender Kell Brook (30-0, 20 KO’s) stopped American Carson Jones (35-10-3, 25 KO’s) in a controversial 8th round stoppage in a bout held at a catch-weight of 152 lbs. instead of at welterweight at the Craven Park Stadium, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

The referee halted the bout prematurely in the 8th round with Jones covering up and looking to exchange with Brook. Jones had taken some big shots that caused him to back up to the ropes, but he was fine and looking to counter Brook. It was a bad stoppage. Earlier in the round, the referee had scored a knockdown after Brook had landed some big shots.

Brook knocked Jones down late in the 2nd round after holding Jones with his left arm and nailing him with a right uppercut to the head. In other words, holding and hitting and the referee completely missed. It was pretty dirty move and it’s pretty sad that was scored a knockdown because it shouldn’t have counted.

Overall, Brook looked pretty musclebound compared to his other fights, and not as fast, not as mobile and not as good as a fighter. Had that been Devon Alexander in the ring with Brook instead of Jones, I think Brook would have lost badly. Alexander is so much faster than Brook, especially now with all the useless muscle that Brook has packed on.

Jones gave the fight away by not throwing punches. He kept waiting and waiting before he’d throw anything, and by the time he’d finally let his hands go, Brook had already nailed him a ton of times. It was a dumb fight by Jones, but then again he’s a fringe contender and not a top guy.

Jones did find it easy to nail Brook when he did land shots. Jones clearly won the 4th round, and had Brook’s nose red in that round from some hard shots.

After the fight, Eddie Hearn, Brook’s promoter, said he has a big fight to announce this week involving Brook. One could only guess what his idea of a big fight is. Thus far, Brook has fought the likes of Jones, Matthew Hatton, and Hector David Saldivia. Those have been Brook’s big fights. My guess is it’s someone along those lines.

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