It was a case of ‘Ask and you shall receive’ when the IBF published their new welterweight rankings last Thursday with both Brook and Jones riding high after being ranked at five and three respectively.
Carson Jones recently poured cold water on a potential fight with Kell Brook by dismissing the Sheffield man’s IBF rating. The highly ranked American stated that Brook would have to move through the organisation’s top ten to justify a showdown.
Mike Jones and Randall Bailey contest the vacant IBF 140lb title at the M.G.M. Grand on June 9. “M.J.” is currently ranked at number one by the governing body, Bailey is number two, the contest will crown a champion and could see both Brook and Carson Jones bumped up a space or two, which would place them in an ideal position for a final eliminator. Argentina’s Hector Saldivia is ranked at number four, but he has been secreted away in his home country in recent fights and could miss out.