Advertisement
Advertisement

Carson Jones Shocked Purdy Wants a War in The UK

Lee Purdy will defend his IBF international welterweight title against former Kell Brook victim Carson Jones in December.

Brook made his first defence of the same belt against the American In July, winning a nail-biting points decision after Jones gave him the toughest fight of his career.

The Sheffield boxer promptly vacated the strap as he closes in on an IBF world title shot, allowing Purdy to step up and beat Argentinian Gumersindo Carrasco earlier this month.

Jones is ranked number seven with the IBF and claiming his scalp would be a feather in the cap of Purdy, who stopped Carrasco inside four rounds at Alexandra Palace.

"I took my chance against Carrasco with style and I plan to do the same against Jones," said Purdy.

"He fights a bit like me, loves to have a tear-up and I think this could be a great fight, and if I win it I'll am likely to move into the top five of the IBF."

However, Jones is confident he will return to the United States with the belt this time.

"I honestly cannot believe he wants to fight me considering what I did to one of his stable mates," said Jones. "But I am glad to fight back in UK and think I am on my way to becoming the UK's favorite new adopted son."

Promoter Eddie Hearn is promising a Christmas treat for fight fans with Purdy and Jones topping a great bill with the date and venue to be confirmed soon, along with the rest of the undercard.

"I really think this could be one to remember," said Hearn. "Lee and his team have fancied the fight with Carson for a while now and when I made the approach it was accepted instantly.

"It's pretty obvious what kind of fight this is going to be, an out and out barn burner and a chance for Lee to really make his name on the world stage."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 09-28-2012

Purdy-Jones is going to be a war! I'm really looking forward to this fight and I think Jones will take it but not without entertaining us all first!

Comment by Sparked_26 on 09-27-2012

Why not? Purdy might as well get a big fight. I don't think many will have thought he'd be in a position like this. And Jones is pretty rudimentary so style-wise he should be ok. But Jones should be too…

Comment by ddangerous on 09-27-2012

Props to Purdy for making this match. Jones is always dangerous.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Ashley Theophane On Board To Face Ricky Burns in UK Showdown Bellew: I Kicked Haye's Ass in Sparring, I'll Face Him at Heavyweight Emiliano Marsili Confident of Zlaticanin Win, Eyes Anthony Crolla Dillian Whyte: Briggs Will Be Very Dangerous For David Haye Golovkin's Coach: Danny Jacobs No Longer Calls For GGG Fight! Ryabinsky Intent On Clearing Povetkin, Rescheduling Wilder Bout Tony Bellew: Lebedev Holds a Couple Belts, He's The One We Want! Titles Changing Hands All Over: BoxingScene Ratings Update Haumono Motivated By Family To Blast Out Joseph Parker Selby Turns Back on Warrington, Eyes Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Porter Plans To Bang Away at Thurman's Ribs, Break His Body Atlas Would Love Pacquiao-Crawford, Spence Face The Top Dogs Bounced in Buffalo: 'Bump City' and 'Boom Boom' Hit The Skids Arslan Gets Foe: Manuel Charr, Adrian Granat, Fornling in Action Lara: Fans Will Get Tired of Golovkin's Easy Fights, He Needs Me Zabala To Take Stand in $27 Million Lawsuit vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Photos: Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Face-Off at 'A Los Golpes' Vargas, Salido Confident of Victory: Chavez Expects FOTY War Oscar Valdez Opens Camp in Carson For WBO World Title Fight Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is an Immense Fight, Says DiBella Roach Wants One Tune-Up For Chavez Jr. - Then Golovkin Fight WBO, WBC Have No Issue Sanctioning Canelo vs. Smith or Charlo Tony Bellew Ready: I Would Tank David Haye Any Day of The Week! Jose Pedraza To Be Ringside For Lomachenko-Martinez Bout Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams Set Down for July 16, Quebec David Haye To Tony Bellew: I'm a Bitch? I'll Smash You To Bits! Nietes' Promoter To Discuss Possible Juan Francisco Estrada Clash Drozd To Exercise WBC Title Shot, Starts Camp For Tony Bellew Joseph Parker's Handlers Are Open To David Haye Showdown Thomas Williams: A lot of People Wrote Me Off in Rodriguez Fight Dillian Whyte: I Got a 2 Year Ban, Browne Got 6 Months For PED! Golovkin's Coach: Kovalev Will Be Too Much For Andre Ward! Photos: Tony Bellew Grabs WBC Title With Vicious KO of Makabu Photos: David Price, Paul Smith Rack Up Big Wins in Liverpool Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev-Ward, Canelo-GGG, Crawford, More David Price is Hungry To Get His Hands on Anthony Joshua Hearn: If Haymon Brings Sack of Money - Burns vs. Broner in Vegas Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement