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Lee Purdy To Face Carson Jones on December Date

Lee Purdy will defend his IBF International welterweight title against Carson Jones in London in December live on Sky Sports.

The Essex man claimed the vacant title with a superb fourth round stoppage of previously unbeaten Argentine Gumersindo Carrasco at Alexandra Palace in September, a win that sees him sit just outside the top ten in the IBF rankings.

That win capped a brilliant run of form for Purdy who claimed the English title against Adnan Amar in March with a fifth round stoppage and then defended it with a first round stoppage of Chris Johnson four months later.

The 25 year old is chomping at the bit to face Jones after landing the Carrasco fight at late notice and taking full advantage to burst onto the World welterweight scene.

“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.”

Jones is ranked at number seven with the IBF and took Kell Brook to the limit, losing a tight points decision when the pair met in Sheffield in July. The Oklahoma man is certain that this time around that he will return home victorious.

“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.

“I hadn’t heard of Purdy until the fight was offered. I think his style is perfectly suited for me and I will go in there and take him out.”

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.”

An announcement on the date, venue, undercard and tickets will be made in the coming weeks.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=Clegg;12556808]Jones looked like a very tough fighter against Brook, I was surprised when I saw he was fighting Purdy.[/QUOTE] I love Jones. The fight v Brook could have gone either way. And in the 15 round days I have little…

Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 09-27-2012

Damn this fight could be brutal!! Incredible fight for my man Purdy to get though. Can't help feel Jones will have too much class for him but will certainly be cheering on Purdy.

Comment by Clegg on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=taansend;12556424]I'm all for Hatton Katsidis, Mr 4Corners. Hatton has been out for 3 1/2 years & hasn't won a fight in 4 (by fight night). Carson Jones a step too far. Maybe in fight number 2 if he comes through…

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 09-27-2012

War of the year written all over it!

Comment by taansend on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12556320]Looks like it'll be Hatton-Katsidis....ugh. I would have preferred Jones or even someone like Zaveck.[/QUOTE] I'm all for Hatton Katsidis, Mr 4Corners. Hatton has been out for 3 1/2 years & hasn't won a fight in 4 (by fight night).…

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