Carson Jones warns Brian Rose ahead of rematch
Last Updated: 27/07/15 12:20pm
Carson Jones claims his daughter punches harder than Brian Rose and warned the Blackpool fighter to prepare for life outside the ring ahead of their rematch at the weekend.
Rose was stopped inside a round in front of his hometown Blackpool fans on Valentine’s Day earlier this year by the American light-middleweight.
The 30-year-old had staggered the Oklahoma fighter earlier in the round but Jones responded by landing two quick right hands which prompted the referee to step in.
Rose successfully appealed for a rematch, claiming Ian John-Lewis had stopped the fight prematurely, and will get his chance to get his career back on track this Saturday, live on Sky Sports.
Jones, however, dismissed Rose’s chances of redemption, claiming the outcome will be the same when they meet at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull.
"I know I will stop him again," said Jones. "I don't know what round but it's going to come. He wasn't a threat in the first fight and he won't be on Saturday. He's a decent fighter but he won't trouble me.
"What will Brian do after I beat him again? That’s up to him, it’s not my concern. I know how it feels to lose and I wouldn’t want anyone to give up on pursuing their dreams. But I don’t think he is cut out for the top.
"Maybe the fight could have carried on but that's not down to me, that's the referees job and he did what he thought was right.
"My daughter punches harder than he does. He caught me and I was a little stunned, but not hurt. I always start slow. He doesn't have big punching power so he wasn't going to be able to finish me off, but I knew I had to jump on him early when I hurt him in order to catch him when he was wobbling.
"If it was stopped early then it was stopped early for me too because I would have knocked his head off in the rest of the round.
"I think he’ll be the same fighter. He thinks his weight was an issue in the first fight but it doesn’t really make that much difference; he still won’t be able to punch. He’ll be the same person, not changed at all."
Jones’ rematch with Rose is part of a massive night of action in Hull topped by the all-Hull WBC world lightweight title official eliminator between Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle.
Former two-weight world champion Ricky Burns back in action after his heroic performance in Texas against Omar Figueroa, Martin J. Ward defends his WBC international super-featherweight title and unbeaten Brixton heavyweight Dillian Whyte is in action as he tunes up for a British title shot against the winner of the Anthony Joshua-Gary Cornish fight.
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