Super-welterweight puncher Carson Jones hopes to bounce back from the disappointment of being on the wrong side of a controversial decision loss to Antonio Margarito when the American makes his return to action next month.
As Jones revealed to WBN this week, former sparring partner Abel Perry stands in the way of a successful comeback when the pair trade blows on January 6th.
Speaking about the Perry fight and also on his hopes for the future, Jones gave an update on the current standing of a rematch with Margarito after most who viewed their September meeting had the Oklahoma man winning the fight until the contest unfathomably went the other way.
“Abel Perry is a good boxer and I’ve known him for a while so it will be a good fight for me,” Jones exclusively told World Boxing News.
“We actually brought him in for training camp for my first fight with Kell Brook so we are cool, but this is a business and on January 6th I have a job to do.”
On the possibility of a second helping with Margarito, Jones added: “There were talks and things mentioned but as of now nothing is set so I have to assume it won’t be happening.
“I can’t say the loss is completely out of my system because every time I see someone the first thing I hear is how I got robbed, but I’m not dwelling on it. I’m just hoping for something big in the future.
“But first things first, I have to handle the guy I have in front of me first and obviously I overlook no opponent. After I take care of him, I’m hoping for something big and maybe even a trip back over to the UK.
“Like I said though, first I have to go to handle business against Perry.”
Whilst going over his own ambitions on the world stage, Jones was asked about the potential of sealing a world title shot against Sadam Ali following the underdog’s victory over retiring legend Miguel Cotto.
He stated: “I honestly couldn’t believe Ali beat Cotto. I was pretty shocked, but congrats to him.
“People are now calling him the weakest champion but I won’t say that because Ali is actually a good fighter and I believe that there are less talented world champions out there,” Jones concluded.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay