Kell Brook and Carson Jones clash at fiery weigh-in
Kell Brook and Carson Jones clashed on the scales at the official weigh in for their IBF World welterweight title eliminator in Sheffield tonight.
Their fight tops the bill in the bumper Betfair ‘Edge of Glory’ card at the Motorpoint Arena live on Sky Sports 1HD from 8pm. Sparks flew again when they went head-to-head after they both made the weight, with Brook reiterating his KO promise in front of his home fans.
‘Every time we meet I dislike him more and I can’t wait to knock him out,’ said Brook. ‘He thinks he’s going to do the same to me so it promises to be an explosive night – and it will end with another win for me.’
Jones took to the scales first and weighed in at 10st 6lb 6oz with the hometown star four ounces heavier than the confident American.
‘I feel great and I know I’ve got under his skin so let’s see what he’s got tomorrow,’ said Jones. ‘I’m ranked higher than him for a reason and everyone will see that in the ring.’
Punters on Betfair are confident that Brook has what it takes to defeat Jones with The Special One the big odds-on favourite at 2-13 to win in front of his home crowd.
Jones has been talking up his chances ahead of the welterweight world title eliminator bout, but odds of 13-2 suggest that the Oklahoma native has it all to do this weekend. The draw trades at 33-1.
Brook is odds-on favourite at 1-2 for victory by way of a knockout, while the 26-year-old can be backed at 13-8 to win by judges’ decision. Jones is out at 17-2 to triumph by KO, and is a 12-1 shot for success by way of judges’ decision.
Betfair’s Alex Bake said: ‘There’s a real buzz about Kell Brook and people are predicting big things for him. He’s a strong puncher and has excellent timing, our customers can’t see past a home victory come Saturday night.
Kell Brook v Carson Jones – Betfair bet: 2-13 Brook, 13-2 Jones, 33-1 the draw
Method of victory – Betfair bet: 1-2 Brook KO, 13-8 Brook decision, 17-1 Jones KO, 12-1 Jones decision
The Betfair cameras caught up with Kell Brook at his gym in Sheffield ahead of Saturday’s clash with Carson
Fight schedule plus weights (where available) – please note running order is subject to change
5.30pm: Doors open.
5.45 Jordan Gill vs Kristian Laight
6.00 Sam O’Maison vs Johnny Greaves
6.20 Ryan Taylor vs Ibrar Riyaz
6.45 Scotty Cardle vs Karoly Lakatos
7.15 English welterweight title
Lee Purdy (11st 6lb 6oz) vs Chris Johnson (10st 6lb 1oz)
8.05 European and British lightweight title
Gavin Rees (9st 8lb 13oz) vs Derry Mathews (9st 9lb)
9.10 IBF International title and official IBF World welterweight title eliminator
Kell Brook (10st 6lb 10oz) vs Carson Jones (10st 6lb 6oz)
9.50 European middleweight title
Kerry Hope (11st 5lb 6oz) vs. Greg Proksa (11st 5lb 6oz)
10.30 Vacant Midlands Area middleweight title
Ryan Aston (11st 5lb 6oz) vs Curtis Valentine (11st 5lb 12oz)
10.55 Rocky Fielding (12st 8lb) vs Ferenc Hafner (11st 9lb 6oz)
11.20 Ryan Roberts (9st 1lb) vs Dai Davies (8st 13lb 15oz)
Live float: Kal Yafai vs Delroy Spencer
Tickets for Kell Brook vs. Carson Jones are on sale now priced £30, £40, £60, and £100 from the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield box office on 0114 256 5656 and at www.motorpointarenasheffield.com