Time to shine
Sky's pundits believe this is Brook's chance to impress
Last Updated: July 6, 2012 10:53am
The Sky Sports' pundits are looking for Kell Brook to make a statement when he takes on Carson Jones in Sheffield on Saturday night.
Brook is inching his way towards a world title shot and victory over American Jones would put him one fight away from a tilt at the IBF strap.
And while the welterweight has been impressing on his way through the ranks, many want to see him taking a few more risks along the way, including Glenn McCrory.
"You're going to get the same Kell early on," he told Ringside Extra. "What we don't want to see is him wearing him down and wearing him down and settle for a points decision. We want him to make a statement, with a blazing finish."
Jim Watt agreed, saying that Brook should go looking for the finish, unlike when he cruised through the later rounds in his recent victory over Matthew Hatton.
"We don't want anything silly - we don't want him taking chances against a puncher - but, when things are going well, just up the pace and put some spite into the punch.
"Don't just think about throwing accurate punches and getting back out of there, give the crowd a bit of drama, and then he's got the potential to become a star."
Jones has got under Brook's skin with his trash talking and the panel is hoping the extra spite in this fight will help the Sheffield man raise his level.
"I think Kell realises this is what is required," added Watt. "He's going to become a star, but you want to be able to excite the audience. You don't want 12 rounds of polite applause."
McCrory concluded: "Can he (Jones) get to his chin? Can he hurt him, can he rattle him. If so we could see what Kell's got."