(Kell Brook, right, pounds Carson Jones)
Kell Brook beat the living daylights out of rock-solid Carson Jones at Hull’s Craven Park on Saturday. The Sheffield marksman, 27, pounded the indomitable visitor with piercing jabs and chopping right hands that repeatedly span the American’s head around as though fixed to a swivel. Somehow, Jones, 26, impelled himself to stage a mini-revival in 4th, when once again he managed to rupture Brook’s nose, yet he had been soundly thrashed up to the point referee Mike Alexander called a halt, perhaps a tad prematurely, at 1:07 of the 8th, with Jones on his feet and protesting bitterly.
Staged at a 152 lb. catch-weight, conditions which figured to suit Brook rather than Jones, the home boxer benefited from an enhanced pop to his punches that enabled him to disrupt Jones, 35-10-3 (25), from initiating the type of concussive rhythm that generally allows him to grind opponents into the mat.
Brook, Sheffield, Yorkshire, 151, laid down a pa...