Celebrity News: Carson Jones (40-11-3, 30 KO’s) says he came to Mexico to show Antonio Margarito that he has nothing to do in boxing anymore.
The American made statements where he said he was confident he would make a positive result Saturday night at the Manuel Bernardo Aguirre Gym in Chihuahua.
Jones, 31, doubted that they were actually taking it into account to measure the Tijuana when he received the invitation to fight. Jones is considered a risk high enough for Margarito’s team to think about him.
“I was skeptical because they were looking for a good return for him. If I were the matchmaker Carson Jones would probably be the last person I would put in the ring with Margarito. Simply because I am a fighter who puts pressure and goes to the front and he is older now. I would not have chosen me as Margarito’s rival, but that’s his mistake and I’m grateful for that, “Jones said in a recent interview with RingTV.com
For the Oklahoma, US fighter, the match is of vital importance, as he thinks he would put him in position to play in a world championship. Jones has good canvas covered as a boxer. In his career they highlight the pair of clashes he had with former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, whom he was unable to defeat.
At this point in his path, Jones knows that this is one of the last doors to open to try to get a title fight. So far, Jones has only fought for belts like the IBF international, or the silver belt of the WBC.
“I do not just want more, I need more. At this point is to win or go down and not have more opportunities. I can not lose. I want to fight a world title, he already had that. Now it’s my turn, “Jones said.
Margarito (40-8, 27 KO’s), 39, debuted professionally in 1994, a decade earlier than Carson Jones. Now his story looks like the classic return attempt of the former world champion who clings to boxing withdraws him, because he can not make the decision to leave himself leaving his legacy intact.
In 2016, Margarito defeated Jorge Páez Jr. and Ramón Álvarez by decision. However, the famous Tijuana Tornado did not appear on either of those two nights. Also for Margarito this seems a last chance to prove himself that he can still offer good performances in the ring.
For Carson, the time of his next rival has been in the past. And all he wants to do is help him seriously contemplate the decision to hang up his gloves.