Originally Posted by gmc_rfc_06
He didn't lose respect for Brook until he had started to gas.
Jones got brave a few times in the first half of the fight and paid for it, he was getting caught clean over and over and was visibly stunned a couple of times in the process. Brook began to tire in the 6th and Jones picked up on it, he then took the fight over from the 8th on (11th being 50/50).
The only reason that fight got close was because of poor conditioning, until Brook gassed it was an example of fighters at different levels. As has been the case since, his conditioning is what we'll keep an eye on.
Jones was also landing to the body too, but his reach didn't allow him to be 100% effective when he got up close. Saldivia isn't as seasoned as Jones, but he has more pop and fights better on the inside. Brook is gonna have to work a lot to keep Hector off of him, and that could lead to him tiring out once again. I already put a little money on the upset. Brook is gonna have to prove his toughness. He got his nose broke against Jones, so we know he has it in him.