Brook to see off Jones in another close battle

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Published: 13/07/2013

Kell Brook and Carson Jones return to do battle some 12 months after their 12 round battle in Sheffield. The fight was expected to be a showcase for Brook but Jones took him to the limit before losing on points.

Bookmakers seem to think that Brook will have too much talent this time around and he is 1/4 (BETVICTOR/YOU WIN) for victory and this does not look a bet that is worth taking. Firstly, the last fight was so close that one judge even has them level on points. Secondly, Brook has had a number of injury problems over the last year. Thirdly, Brook has reportedly had a few problems making the weight.

The recent record since that fight suggest Brook should win as Jones has not repeated that level of performance including a disappointing draw with Dean Byrne. That being said the 1/4 on Brook is much too short and I do not think Brook can live up to his pre-fight promise to KO the American. Jones is a battler and his last six defeats have all come via points. The bet has to be Brook to win by a decision or a technical decision which is 5/6 (boylesports).

The Brook/Jones fight is in fight on the undercard such is the popularity of Luke Campbell who will make his professional debut against Andy Harris at Hull on Saturday. This is the first time Campbell has fought since winning Olympic gold last August in London. Victory catapulted him into instant hero status that was boosted further by an appearance on television show Dancing on Ice.

The Bantamweight fighter is as short as 1/33 (BETVICTOR) to see off Andy Harris in a fight that has been picked out to showcase his talents. Harris has a modest 2-5 professional record though will be aware that the eyes of the boxing world will be on him so will bring his best. Campbell might take a few rounds to fight his feet but in the end should have far too much talent for Harris though nothing stands out from a betting point of view.

The most intriguing battle on the card could come in the battle for the vacant Commonwealth belt at Lightweight. Former British Champion Derry Matthews takes on Hull native Tommy Coyle. Matthews is the 10/11 (boylesports) favourite due to his pro fighting experience while Coyle is 5/4 (betfred/BETVICTOR/ladbrokes).

Lee Selby is in action this weekend and having won five of his last six fights via technical knockout he could be value at 10/11 (GENERAL) in the method of victory market with KO TKO or DQ on your side. Five of his last six victories have come by these means.

Finally we can not talk about boxing with some thoughts on the David Haye v Tyson Fury match that has been scheduled for 28 September in Manchester. If the fight is half as entertaining as the press onference we could be in for a treat. Bookmakers have Haye as the 2/7 (GENERAL) favourite while Fury is 7/2 (GENERAL).

We will preview the fight much nearer the time but I like the look of the 11/10 (paddy Power) are offering on this fight to go under 6.5 rounds. This match will be a real punchfest between two heavy hitters. Fury will take the hits to make the hits and thus this could be a very short match.

BEST OF THE BETS

GOLD: Lee Selby to beat Viorel Simion by KO, TKO or DQ, 10/11 (GENERAL)
SILVER: Kell Brook to beat Carson Jones by decision or technical decisions, 5/6 (BOYLESPORTS)
BRONZE: David Haye and Tyson Fury to finish before 7th round, 11/10 (paddy Power)

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