CARSON Jones’ aggressive, come-forward style could be Kell Brook’s most effective weapon when the two clash at Sheffield Arena on Saturday.
That’s the view of veteran Sheffield fighter Ryan Rhodes, who predicts his friend will finish his work off early this weekend.
“I have seen clips of Jones and if he tries what I saw him doing on them he will definitely walk on to the end of something,” said Rhodes.
“I can see this fight ending really early unless he changes that sort of game-plan.”
Rhodes said Jones’ style had been one of “storming forward, throwing bombs”.
And he added: “He was the stronger of the boxers and came out on top.
“But Kell is different to the oppositon I have seen him face.
“He’s clever, elusive, will draw him in and nail him.”
Brook has said he wants to show his “nasty side” against Carson, after a comprehensive but not overly-aggressive win over Matthew Hatton in March.
“He’s probably upset he let Matthew off the hook by not KO-ing him, but he’ll want to put this right against a man who came over here shouting his mouth off and behaving badly (at press conferences),” Rhodes added.
“This game is difficult enough without somebody acting so immaturely.
“Fighters sometimes do this to get under the skin of an opponent - mabye he is trying to get Kell to come on to him.
“But whatever he thinks he has achieved all I can see is a difficult night ahead for him at the Arena and him going home with his tail between his legs.”
Some pundits hope Brook will become the city’s next Naseem Hamed.
But Rhodes warned: “I’d like that too, but in my view Naz was an absolute one-off - a phenomenon.”