‘Carson can’t knock out what he can’t hit’

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DOMINIC Ingle believes that Carson Jones’ best asset is his mouth but still wants Kell Brook to be wary of his fists.

Jones from Oklahoma, has vowed to end what is in effect an IBF world title eliminator fight with Brook early and by knockout.

Trainer Ingle has studied footage of Jones and does recognise his power - it can’t be denied when you consider he has ended all of his last eight bouts inside the distance. This gives him a knockout ratio of just over 50%, still less than Brook’s (66.7%).

“He’s got a good knockout percentage and even when you’re coming from behind you can turn things around with a punch,” Ingle told The Star.

“Naz got dropped by Kevin Kelley, we were in America and everybody thought he was going to get beat but Naz knew once he started connecting and got his measure, that he’d get him.

“You’ve always got to have respect for power but Kell is very good at avoiding shots. He could stand and trade with him but I won’t have him fighting that way. Carson can’t knock out what he can’t hit.”

As for Jones running his mouth and making threats, Ingle just puts that down to his nationality.

“Americans can always talk. They’ve all got the chatter and you tend to get it with them all.”

The undercard is yet to be finalised for the fight at the Motorpoint Arena on July 7 but Ingle young pros Kash Ali and Sam O’maison are set to feature.