Advertisement
Advertisement

Lee Purdy Plans To Punish and Knock Carson Jones Out

Lee Purdy is confident he can knockout Carson Jones as he tries to secure a dream world title shot.

Purdy picked up three stoppage wins last year, including a four-round demolition of Argentinian Gumersindo Lucas Carrasco in his last outing, and he will next wage war with the dangerous Jones on 9 March at Wembley Arena.

The former British welterweight champion believes he must produce a career-best display against Jones, who gave Kell Brook a torrid night, but he hopes to supply another explosive victory.

"I was a big underdog in my last fight and I came through it with flying colors. I hope to do the same against Carson Jones," he said.

"Carson Jones isn't going to change. He is going to try to come forward and pressure me, but I think this will be a good fight to showcase my power by knocking Carson Jones out.

"It's going to be my best performance to date, without a doubt. I want to put a big performance in."

Purdy was originally due to face Jones in December, but he withdrew with a virus and the American instead laboured to a draw against Dean Byrne.

This disappointing showing has not convinced Purdy that Jones is on the slide as he expects his opponent to be far more motivated for their meeting.

"He was supposed to fight me on that night and I can imagine he was just as devastated as I was for the fight not to come off. So I'm not going to read much into that performance," he said.

"I'll just be prepared for the best Carson Jones."

Brook's gritty points win over Jones last year left him one fight away from a crack at IBF champion Devon Alexander and Purdy admits his ultimate goal is a world title shot.

"It would mean the world, that's what I'd love to do, but I've got to get through Carson Jones first," he said.

"He (Brook) fought Carson Jones in an eliminator for a world title, then he fought in a final eliminator, and now he's fighting for a world title himself. I could be a couple of fights from a world title shot myself."

The 'London's Finest' undercard features Prizefighter light-middleweight winner Larry Ekundayo, who has joined Purdy in the 147lb division, and promoter Spencer Fearon insists he could dethrone British champion Frankie Gavin.

"Domestically, the best guy out there right now is Frankie Gavin. I believe that Larry could beat Frankie Gavin right now," said Fearon. "If I didn't believe that, then I wouldn't be working with him.

"But I'm not going to call out him because this is boxing and anything can happen inside boxing. What we do know is we're going to showcase a talent that is superb."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing1706 on 01-22-2013

[QUOTE=Sparked_26;12943219]What? Carson Jones drew with Dean Byrne? How?[/QUOTE] He boxed him and picked him off with some nice shots as Carson was plodding forward same way Kell Brook did for the first 6 rounds of their fight. Its was a…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 01-22-2013

What? Carson Jones drew with Dean Byrne? How?

Comment by Sparked_26 on 01-22-2013

What? Carson Jones drew with Dean Byrne? How?

Comment by Evil Abed on 01-22-2013

Carson better look better than his last fight. If Jones fights as well as he can he should beat Purdy.

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 01-22-2013

Carson Jones is not an easy guy to beat cleanly~

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Joseph Parker's Trainer Laughs at Haumono Protesting KO Loss Tapales Must Be in Top Form To Beat WBO Champ Sor Singyu Golovkin's Coach: We Wanted Ward, It Will Eventually Happen! Pacquiao's Ex-Trainer Warns Him To Stay Away From Crawford David Price vs. Eric Molina Showdown in Play For The Fall SHO’s Prospect Factory Churns Through Milestone Anniversary 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
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement