Lee Purdy on Carson Jones: 'I'll punish him until he gives in'

James Reader talks to the Colchester welterweight ahead of his IBF international title defence against Carson Jones on 8 December

12 November 2012    |    0 Comments

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How well do you feel Carson Jones performed in his last fight?
I think a lot of people are blowing his trumpet a little bit from the Kell Brook fight; people seem to keep forgetting the first five or six rounds that Kell dominated at will. We all know Kell completely run out of steam and Carson Jones couldn't finish him. He made it a fight then, he was nicking the rounds, nicking a round here and there. Kell wasn't nicking the first five or six rounds, he was winning them big. Carson couldn't finish him off, so I don't understand why people are raving about him that much.

Where will you pose the most problems for your opponent?
I've got to punish him for five or six rounds; I'll punish him until he gives in. There were times in the fight when Kell hurt Carson but he couldn't finish him off because he just wasn't able to. I believe it doesn't matter what round it is, if I get Carson hurt I'll be able to finish him.

Is there anything you've been training specifically to use against Jones?
There are obviously tactics we've been working on, and I believe they will work on the night.

How do you see the fight playing out?
It's not going the full distance. It'll be me being able to dominate and stop Carson Jones mid-fight. This is my biggest fight and it's a massive opportunity so I'm going to grab it with both hands.

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