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Carson Jones: 'No escape for Kell Brook'

Jones: 'No escape for Brook'
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Carson Jones says that he will give Kell Brook more problems when they meet in Hull this Saturday.

American welterweight Carson Jones has promised to dash Kell Brook's hopes of landing a world title shot when they meet inside the ring this Saturday.

The pair go head to head in Hull just over a year after Brook came out on top in a 12-round war in Sheffield to become number one contender for the IBF crown.

A fight with champion Devon Alexander was postponed for a third time in April, leading Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn to set up a rematch with Jones.

The Oklahoma-born boxer is confident of avenging that defeat, insisting that he sees the fear in Brook's eyes.

"I had Kell in all kinds of problems in Sheffield but he got away with it," Sky Sports News quotes Jones as saying. "I took four or five rounds to get started, but as soon as I did it was popping.

"This time I'll be on him from the start and there will be no escape route for him this time - I want that world title shot just as much as he does.

"Everybody keeps making excuses saying that he had stamina problems - he didn't have stamina problems, he had a Carson Jones problem. He's never had anybody up in his face before, and he really didn't know how to react to it. He looked a little scared to me."

Brook has fought once since defeating Jones, stopping Hector David Saldivia in the third round in October.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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