The Monday Supplement: What We Can Take from The Brook/Campbell Card in Hull

brook333By Ciaran McKinney: Craven Park was the venue. There was a stacked card from top to bottom, each bout providing something different for the packed crowd in Hull. Eddie Hearn made something very clear in the run up to this event. Without Luke Campbell, this event would have been on a much smaller scale. A professional debut in an open air stadium, never mind headlining the bill? Matchroom would have us believe that baby-faced 25 year old truly is the real deal. But more on that later.

The first fight I shall focus on was the dust-up between domestic rivals Derry Matthews and Tommy ‘Boom Boom’ Coyle. This match was by no means a technical masterclass, and neither of these men will really ever reach the upper echelon of the sport. However, what they did achieve, was the sustained attention of the raucous crowd, who were so vocal in no small part due to local hero Coyle applying most of the pressure.

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Kell Brook Stops Carson Jones. Dominant Performance

brook21By Ciaran McKinney: This bout came to be off the back of numerous delays and then the inevitable cancellation of Kell Brooks’ World Title bout versus Devon  Alexander. The special one, in recent times has been ravaged by injury and on his own admission fell out of love with the sport. The first battle between these two, was expected to be a relatively easy step up in class for Brook, however, he got the scare of his life and a true gut-check.

So the two competitors made their way to the ring, Jones seemed enthusiastic whilst Brook had an determined, concentrated stare. It was clear he meant business. The 10-Round bout started with Brook on the offensive, startling Jones with a beautiful combination, then dominating the opening 3 minutes from ‘The Special One’.

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Brook stops Jones in 8th

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.

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Expect to see a different Kell Brook tonight

brook121By Mark Havey: Tonight Kell Brook steps into the ring with Carson Jones. It isn’t the first time they have fought. Last year Jones done to Brook what everyone else has failed to do, drag him into the trenches. Brook dominated the first half of their fight but then slowed the pace.

Carson Jones on the other hand put his foot on the gas, forcing Brook to bite down on his gum shield and dig deep. Brook won the fight via MD.

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Kell Brook still blaming his poor performance against Carson Jones on not being 100%

brook122By Scott Gilfoid: Rather than admitting that he got worn down by the pressure and the talent from welterweight contender Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KO’s) last year in July, Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) is saying that he wasn’t at the top of his game due to conditioning issues, which he supposedly has fixed for tonight’s rematch between them at the Craven Park Stadium, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Brook said to Sky Sports “He [Carson Jones] was at 100 percent that night and I was nowhere near…that fight bugged me because I knew I had let myself down and cut some corners in the build-up.”

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Carson Jones shoves Kell Brook at weigh-in

brook125By Scott Gilfoid: Welterweight contender Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KO’s) showed who’s boss at today’s weigh-in with unbeaten #1 IBF, Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) by giving him a hard shove when Brook started yapping about Jones pushing him with his head when the two fighters came head to head during their stare down for tomorrow night’s fight at the Craven Park Stadium, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Both fighters successfully made for the 152 lb. catch-weight fight. It was Brook’s teams’ idea to have the fight take place at 152 because he hadn’t fought in a while due to injuries. Jones wanted the fight to take place at 147 like normal welterweight fights are, but Brooks’ team wanted the catch-weight. Jones weighed in at 151.75, and Brook came in at 151.

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Kell Brook vs. Carson Jones 2 preview

brook1By Peter Wells (twitter @boxingbrains): Almost a year ago, after 6 rounds, everything was going so smoothly at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield. But suddenly Kell Brook ran into a brick wall, in both himself and the 44 fight veteran, Carson Jones.

At the end of the torturous 12 rounds, Kell Brook was left beaten but still undefeated, but barely as his American opponent received all the praise for a performance not expected from a boxer seen as nothing more than a stepping stone for the ‘Steel City’s’ latest star.

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Kell Brook to move to 154 soon, says Hearn

brook3By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated welterweight contender Kell Brook’s time as a welterweight could be nearing the end. His next fight against Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KO’s) on July 13th will be taking place at a catch-weight of 150 lbs, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.

Brook had problems training because of his injured foot that he sustained while trying to get ready for a bout against IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander. That fight never happened because of Brook’s foot injury.

Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn said to ESPN “I don’t want to put too much pressure on him to make the fight and he was restricted early in camp because of [his] foot; can see a move to 154 soon.”

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Kell Brook sees himself making a statement against Carson Jones on July 13th

brook123By Scott Gilfoid: Welterweight contender Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) will be taking his career backwards to face Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KO’s) on July 13th to try and clear up the controversy from his last fight with the American last year in July in Sheffield. Brook, #1 IBF, #8 WBO, won that fight by a controversial 12 round majority decision, but many boxing fans think Jones did more than enough to deserve at least a draw out of the fight, if not an outright win.

Jones made a mess of Brook’s nose and gave him a real thrashing in the last six rounds of the fight. In the 12th, Jones had Brook out on his feet and within a couple of punches of being knocked out. However, the referee stopped the action right at that moment to give Jones a lengthy warning for something, and this allowed Brook enough time to gather himself and make it out of the round without getting knocked out.

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Kell Brook faces Carson Jones on 7/13 in UK

brook42by Scott Gilfoid: #7 WBO, welterweight contender Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) faces Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KO’s) on July 13th in a fight that should tell us what we need to know about the talent and the destiny of the 27-year-old Brook when he faces Jones at the Craven Park Stadium, Hull, Yorkshire, UK.

Brook got a gift 12 round majority decision over Jones last year in July. After the fight, Brook was blabbering a mile a minute about excuse about not being in the best of shape.

That excuse can only be used once, and if he tries that one after the rematch with Jones in July, I don’t see anyone buying it, especially with Brook and his promoter Eddie Hearn both saying his stamina problem is officially fixed.

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