Advertisement
Advertisement

Jones' Manager: We Wanted Kell Brook at 147-Pounds!

By Terence Dooley

Bobby Dobbs, the manager of Oklahoma’s Carson Jones, has reached out to BoxingScene to stress that his charge would have been happy to meet Sheffield’s Kell Brook at the welterweight limit of 147 at Hull's Craven Park Stadium on Saturday night and that Brook’s team insisted on a catchweight contest.  The fight, which is promoted by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom and will be shown on Sky Sports, is set for ten-threes and is taking place at 152lbs.

Dobbs, though, told me that Jones, 35-9-3 (25), had no choice but to accept the catchweight limit in order to secure a rematch with the man who handed him a majority decision defeat last July.  “We have wanted the fight at 147 since the start of negotiations,” said Dobbs.

“While it’s true Carson has been over 147 for his last two fights, that's not significant for the following reasons.  The fight against [Dean] Byrne [an eight-round draw in December] was originally against Lee Purdy at 147.  Carson arrived in London ready to make 147 and when the fight was scrapped and Byrne was put in on short notice the weight was raised [Jones weighed 151½lbs to Byrne’s 150lbs].

“The other fight in May against Travis Hartman [W KO 3] was just a last minute tune up with no training camp.  He just fought at the weight he was walking around at [160lbs].  With an eight weight camp like this, he absolutely could have made 147.”

The rematch with Brook, 29-0 (19), was originally set for 150lbs then moved to 152 earlier this week.  Terry Thompson, Brook's father, explained their side of the situation to BoxingScene after the weigh-in yesterday and stressed that Brook will continue to campaign at welterweight in future fights.

To read Thompson’s interview click on this link:

http://www.boxingscene.com/kell-brooks-father-kell-going-stay-147-pounds--67610

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Clegg on 07-13-2013

Have liked Brook for years but this kind of nonsense is the sort of thing to make me want to see someone lose. Jones isn't even world class and Brook still needs the deck stacked in his favour.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Roach Makes it Clear That Pacquiao Will Not Be 'One and Done' Eleider Alvarez Will Get Adonis Stevenson Next, Says Michel Chocolatito Admits Decision To Face Cuadras is a Big Career Risk Ricardo Mayorga's Wife Denies Fighter Was Drunk in Photo Chaise Nelson Goes The Distance in Recent Win Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Dimitrenko Finalized For October 1 NYSAC Under Fire After State Investigation Into Magomed Claims Photos: Chocolatito, Cuadras Go Face To Face in California AIBA To Review Testing Records of All Russian Olympic Boxers Bellew To Return On October 15; Smiths To Feature, Price Too? Jessie Vargas Looking For The Biggest Opportunity Possible Mikey Garcia Willing To Travel To UK To Fight Flanagan Next Denton Daley Goes For Commonwealth Belt on September 9 Moises Flores: I Have All The Tools To Defeat Rigondeaux! Loeffler Confirms: Golovkin Would Have Fought Degale at 168 AIBA Denies Allegations of Trying To Take Over Boxing Ruslan Chagaev Vanishes, Stripped of The WBA World Title Vyacheslav Shabranskyy-Oscar Riojas on LA Fight Club, 8/19 Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Lands on BoxNation Whyte: No KO, I Want To Punish Allen and Hurt Him Real Bad! Oscar Valdez To Make First Defense in Tucson in November? Andrade Tabs Andre Ward To Expose Kovalev's Flaws, Win Big Golovkin's Coach: DeGale at 168 Was Fine, Hearn Offered Brook Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol: Post-Fight Report Card Guy Robb on Marriaga WBO Eliminator, Picks Ward Over Kovalev AIBA Planning Additional Changes For Olympic Boxers Golovkin's Coach: Only Floyd Mayweather Can Really Test GGG Anthony Upton Drills Luke Paddock For English Title Abel Sanchez: No Pacquiao, I Want Crawford vs. Danny Garcia! Alan Castano: My Goal Was To Win, Not Outdo My Brother “Fighting Words” - When Good Fighters Meet Great Ones Canelo's Trainer Wants Him To Knock Liam Smith Out Vide: Jose Ramirez on Crawford's Performance, Ring Return WBC Prez Feels Crawford Could Be Another Floyd Mayweather Video: Oscar Valdez on His Big World Title Win Video: Lenny Zappavigna on His Knockout Win of Ik Yang Video: Jessie Vargas Talks Crawford, Benavidez, More Donaire Prepares For Mandatory Defense With Magdaleno Valdez Has No Problem With REVENGE Fight With Lomachenko Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Crawford vs. Postol, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement