Back in September, in Chihuahua, Mexico, former world champion Antonio Margarito, fighting on despite being as close to shot as can be imagined, scored a highly contentious technical decision win over tough and seasoned contender Carson Jones. Some other picks may be put forward, but to this writer’s way of thinking, this fight is fully deserving of picking up The Robbery of The Year distinction.
Controversial Mexican warrior Antonio Margarito continues his comeback tomorrow night in Chihuahua, as the 39 year old faces Carson Jones in a ten-round 154 pound non-title fight. Margarito says he is in the best shape of his life (the usual battle-cry of an ageing, past his best former champ) and that after he defeats Jones he wants a third fight with Miguel Cotto.
In comparison to the huge carnival of boxing entertainment that was going down this past Saturday night, this Saturday will be a pretty quiet night for fight fans. There are a few cards scheduled around the world, but the biggest, most interesting card will be the one taking place in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Mexican bad boy Antonio Margarito will continue his comeback on September 2 in Chihuahua, Mexico, the former welterweight ruler set to face teak-tough fringe contender Carson Jones. Jones, the owner of one very hard-earned 40-11-3(30) pro record, announced the fight on his FaceBook page, vowing to his fans that he will beat Margarito up (the bout is also up on BoxRec).
Tonight at Wembley, well-travelled Oklahoma warrior Carson Jones took away Ben Hall’s unbeaten record and also picked up the vacant WBC international silver belt at super-welterweight. Ultra-experienced and teak-tough, Jones scored a 6th-round TKO over Hall, to see his record improve to 40-11-3(30). Hall, hailing from Essex, falls to 9-1-1(2).
Carson Jones says Ben Hall is taking a big risk fighting him on Saturday night at The SSE Arena, Wembley and the American says he’ll KO the Essex man as they clash for the WBC International Silver Super-Welterweight title, live on Sky Sports.
Jones has been a bogey-man for British fighters in the past having given Kell Brook a huge scare in the summer of 2012 and then returning to knock out Brian Rose in 2015.
WBC #15 lightweight contender Luke Campbell (12-0, 10 KOs) totally dominated Tommy Coyle (21-3, 12 KOs) in knocking him down four times en route to scoring a 10th round stoppage tonight at the Craven Park Stadium in Hull, UK. Coyle was hurt with a body shot in the 9th, and then finished off with three knockdowns in the 10th. Coyle continually attacked the bigger and stronger Campbell, but he didn’t have the punching power to worry him.
This Saturday in Hull, America’s Carson Jones once again comes to the UK to face former 154 lb world title challenger Brian Rose, in what will be a “repeat or revenge” affair following on from their first meeting back in February.
On that occasion the Blackpool fighter wobbled the American early in the opening stanza, yet moments later Jones managed to connect over Rose’s guard with a big right hand that landed on the ear and scrambled his senses, forcing the intervention of referee Ian John Lewis – a stoppage Rose and promoter Eddie Hearn claimed was premature.
Disaster struck for Blackpool’s Brian Rose tonight when Carson Jones, 37-10-3 (27KO’s) dramatically stopped him inside the first round.
Rose, 26-3-1 (8KO’s) was stepping in the ring for only the second time since his unsuccessful WBC World light middleweight title tilt against Demetrius Andrade, when he was stopped in 7. The first of which was an encouraging first round stoppage over Ignacio Lucero Fraga in Leeds in October.