- Broner: Khan and Brook can’t beat me
- Austin Trout looking to turn his career around against Daniel Dawson
- Pacquiao to train 7 weeks for Algieri fight
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Klitschko working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri's talent level
- Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez and Darmani Rock to Kick Off 2014 Youth Olympic Games Competition for Team USA
- 2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
- MIKE TYSON PRESENTS BIG TEXAS THROWDOWN!! September 26, Mesquite TX
- Joe Ward: “I’m thankful that AIBA gave me the opportunity to be involved in APB”
- Shoulder injury forces Nicola Adams out of the 2014 Women’s Boxing World Championships in South Korea
- Undefeated lightweight contender Ivan Redkach Now trained by Robert Garcia
Brook defeats Jones on controversial stoppage; Campbell destroys Harris
Undefeated Kell Brook (30-0, 20 KO’s) took out his frustration at missing a title shot against Devon Alexander by destroying #8 IBF, Carson Jones (35-10-3, 25 KO’s) by an 8th round TKO tonight at the MS3 Craven Park in Hull, England. The fight ending was marred when referee Michael Alexander stepped in and stopped the fight while Jones was still fighting back in the 8th.
Jones had his back to the ropes and had just taken some hard shots, but he still looked fine and had his guard up. The referee didn’t like the way he looked and pulled the plug at 1:07 of the round.
Things were a little different in this fight compared to last year’s fight between them. First off, Brook was bigger and looked like a decent sized junior middleweight, but without the huge power that some of the better 154 pounders have. The fight took place at a catch-weight of 152 lbs, and that seemed to help Brook more than it did the smaller Jones.
Jones started off slow like he normally does, and that hurt him in a big way because Brook went all out in the 1st round to try and stop him. He didn’t do it, but he punished Jones badly in that round and in the 2nd when he nailed him with a big right hand shot that caused Jones to take a knee. Brook was holding Jones down with one hand at the time that he hit him with right uppercut that dropped him.
For some reason, Jones held back with his offense until the 6th and by then he’d already taken a ton of punishment. If this was a planned thing then it was a mistake because he was hit too many times in the first five rounds for him to suddenly turn the fight around and try and wear Brook down in the last half like he did last time.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn talked after the fight about having a big fight for Brook in September. He wouldn’t say who the opponent is, but there are rumors that it’ll be 42-year-old Shane Mosley or Victor Ortiz. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Mosley. That seems to fit in more with the guys that Brook has been facing. Ortiz would be a tough fight for Brook because when he’s fighting good, he’s not easy to beat. It’s doubtful that Ortiz, Golden Boy and Al Haymon would agree to a fight against Brook coming off of a layoff of more than a year.
Lightweight Luke Campbell (1-0, 1 KO’s) blew away Andrew Harris (2-6) in a 1st round knockout. Campbell knocked Harris down twice and then flurried on him with a series of quick arm punches that ended with the fight being stopped with Harris still on his feet. It was another premature stoppage, because Harris wasn’t that hurt and was trying to fight back. Campbell’s one of those types of fighters that throws really fast shots in flurries, and he’s going to get a lot of stoppages when he does this because referees get fooled into thinking the shots hurting the other guy. Campbell’s final flurry were arm punches thrown without much power. This guy is going to have to change that style because he’s going to get knocked out if he tries that move against the quality lightweights in the division.
Other boxing contests and results on the card:
Curtis Woodhouse KO 3 Joe Elfidh
John Ryder TKO 2 Guzman Castillo
Anthony Ogogo TKO 5 Gary Boulden
Rocky Fielding pts 4 Darren McKenna
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Goosen gives Deontay Wilder a good chance of beating Stiverne
- Mayweather hopes Khan fight will happen in 2015
- Austin Trout in a make or break fight tonight against Daniel Dawson
- Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor to be televised by ESPN2 on October 8th
- Abner Mares signs with Al Haymon
- Lucian Bute in action on 12/6 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada
- Hearn wants to schedule Brook-Khan fight for the summer in 2015