He’s the man who came closer than anybody at beating Sheffield’s Kell Brook at welterweight.
But Carson Jones, who still believes he should have been awarded the win in his first contest with the now world champion, in 2012, thinks Brook will be too powerful for American Errol Spence Jr, at Bramall Lane on May 27.
“I don’t think that it’s going to be easy for either fighter, but Brook has more experience in those types of fights” he told BaylorIC Worldwide Television.
“He didn’t get dropped by me. And he may have broken his orbital bone, but he never went down against Gennady Golovkin. He is one tough competitor. Unless he has an issue with his eye still, I don’t think Spence has the power to put him on his ass.”
“Experience is what’s going to help Brook win this fight. He knows how to dig deep and how to grind a fight out, and Spence doesn’t know what that is yet.
“Spence is taller, but I disagree that he’s bigger. Brook has had issues with making 147 and you’ve never heard that about Spence. I think Kell has the weight advantage.”
Oklahoma-born Jones, who lost a follow-up match to the South Yorkshire IBF champ in 2013, added: “I’m always going to pull for Brook, considering our paths.
“I hope he wins. I fought Kell Brook twice.
“Aside from Golovkin, people can argue that I beat him the first fight. So every time he does great, I do great.
“He can be American, Chinese, whatever...I don’t care.
“If its going to benefit me and make me look better, and help put my name out there, I’m all for it.”