Carson Jones had a warning for Blackpool boxer Brian Rose ahead of their clash at the KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull on Saturday: “I will finish your career.”
And he added the wounding jibe: “My daughter punches harder!”
American Jones stopped Rose at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Valentine’s Day inside a round and returns intending to repeat the dose. in a fight made at 11st 4lb.
Rose appeared to hurt the Oklahoma man early in the fight, but was then staggered himself with a right hand and when Jones landed another, referee Ian John Lewis jumped in and called the fight off.
Rose demanded a re-match straight away and gets the chance to get his career back on track, but Jones believes ‘The Lion’ will come to the end of the road in Hull.
“I know I will stop him again,” Jones said.
“I don’t know what round but it’s going to come.
“He wasn’t a threat in the first fight and he won’t be on Saturday. He’s a decent fighter but he won’t trouble me.”
Carson continued: “What will Brian do after I beat him again? That’s up to him, it’s not my concern.
“I know how it feels to lose and I wouldn’t want anyone to give up on pursuing their dreams. But I don’t think he is cut out for the top.
“Maybe the fight could have carried on but that’s not down to me - that’s the referee’s job and he did what he thought was right.
“My daughter punches harder than he does.
“He caught me and I was a little stunned, but not hurt. I always start slow. He doesn’t have big punching power so he wasn’t going to be able to finish me off, but I knew I had to jump on him early when I hurt him in order to catch him when he was wobbling.
“If it was stopped early then it was stopped early for me too because I would have knocked his head off in the rest of the round.
“I think he’ll be the same fighter.
“He thinks his weight was an issue in the first fight but it doesn’t really make that much difference; he still won’t be able to punch. He’ll be the same person, not changed at all.”