Brian Rose vs Carson Jones 2 : Fight Analysis
If you're on the lookout for a fight to watch this weekend, don’t miss Brian Rose vs Carson Jones 2. This fight could turn into a classic and I will let you know why.
The first bout between Rose and Jones ended in a first round TKO win for Jones in February of this year. Essentially the fight started at a good pace and Rose hurt Jones with a nice right hook. About a minute later Jones hurt Rose and instead of taking a count while he recovered, Rose made the huge error of trying to hold Jones, despite his legs being gone. Jones easily shrugged Rose off and landed 20 unanswered punches. Now the stoppage was a little early, but it wasn’t that bad, Rose was seriously hurt.
So six months on the two are back and the rematch is on. Now Carson Jones is extremely under rated, yes he has 10 losses, but he’s reminding me a lot of Glen Johnson in how his career is developing. Jones lost a disputed decision to Brook, in a fight a lot of people gave the American the win. However Brook then stopped Jones convincingly in the rematch, but the American shouldn’t be underestimated. He’s a very big Junior Middleweight, his bout before the February bout, were fought at 171 pounds.
Rose is putting everything on the line here and he may well come through the winner. Theres a lot to admire about a guy who gets stopped in the 1st round and then he instantly rematches a dangerous opponent. Sure Rose has lost before, convincingly to Demetrius Andrade but if you look at that fight, Andrade looked like a pound for pound fighter.
There is a lot on the line for the winner. A win for Jones could put him in the sweepstakes for a high paying bout with Anthony Mundine in Australia for late October. In a few interviews on youtube Jones has mentioned that a bout with Mundine is a possibility if he wins. That would represent one of the biggest purses of Jones career. If Rose wins the same fight is also a possibility, but more importantly his reputation as a potential world title holder will be restored and he will have ambitions of bigger fights in the United States.
If you miss this, it’s your loss. Theres a lot on the line come Saturday night in Hull and while my head think’s Jones will win, I’m not going to write Rose off as he has truckloads of heart.