Kell Brook meets Carson Young in his hometown of Sheffield on Saturday night, and the unbeaten Brook looks a superb bet to win between rounds four and six at 9/2.
26-year-old Brook, the current WBA intercontinental champion, has yet to suffer defeat in his 27 professional fights, with 18 of his successes in those outings coming via knockout.
In Jones he takes on a welterweight fighter one year his junior, but one with a far less impressive record in the professional arena.
Indeed, the American competitor has suffered losses in eight of his 34 pro bouts, and has been knocked out on two occasions during this time too.
Punters looking to take advantage of round betting should be interested to note that one of those knockouts occurred in the sixth round too, proving Jones is susceptible to defeat at that stage.
What also lends weight to the idea that Brook appears primed for success between rounds four and six, is the fact that four of the Sheffield fighter’s last five TKO triumphs have come in between these rounds.
Saturday’s fight represents the first time Brook will meet an American competitor, though he has fought in the USA recently, where he overcame Luis Galarza by means of a fifth-round knockout.
His most recent fight came in Sheffield meanwhile, where he bested the younger brother of Ricky Hatton, Matthew, by unanimous decision after a 12-round slog.
Punters who feel Young has enough to go the distance with Brook on Saturday can get 15/8 odds about the hometown fighter succeeding in a 12-round battle.
However, such a bet looks worth avoiding, especially considering the way Brook has vowed to approach the bout.
He told reporters, “On July 7 he won’t be talking any more. He’ll be standing in front of me in my hometown in front of my fans.
“I will be nasty and spiteful against him. The crowd will play a huge part on the night too.”
Brook’s words are further indication that he is primed to victor by knockout means on Saturday, and rounds 4-6 look the most likely stoppage time at a generous 9/2.
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