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Brook pushing hard for Khan fight

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) is starting to sound a little needy and desperate in hopes of getting a fight against Amir Khan in 2015. Brook wants the negotiations with Khan to start pronto, and he doesn’t seem to want to wait.

Brook needs to get control of his emotions and play it cool or he could scare Khan off with how desperate he’s sounding.

Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn says that Khan’s management still hasn’t made contact with him about a Khan-Brook fight. At this point there’s no reason for Golden Boy Promotions to contact Hearn about a Khan-Brook fight, because they have no intention of fighting him next. Continue reading

Kell Brook’s trainer doesn’t want him to take an easy fight on December 6th

Dominic Ingle, the trainer for IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), doesn’t want him to take his career backwards for his first title defense on December 6th in Sheffield by taking on an easy opponent.

Ingle wants Brook to face a high level opponent because he sees that in helping him get ready for one of the bigger fights like Amir Khan or Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The knock on Brook is he’s spent most of his 10-year pro career fighting tune-up type bouts. Last Saturday, Brook finally fought a good opponent in Shawn Porter, and he was able to somehow get the victory by nullifying Porter’s offense on the inside with frequent clinching. Continue reading

Hearn hinting Khan may need to be B-side against Brook

If a fight between Amir Khan and IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook can take place next year, it might require for Khan to take the lesser money and accept being the B-side of the equation.

Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn is dropping some big hints that Khan may not get the money split that he once could have got if he had taken the fight against Brook before he captured the IBF 147 pound title last Saturday night against Porter.

In Hearn’s mind, the IBF strap and the win over Porter changes everything. Khan doesn’t have the IBF title and he not in the position to call the shots like he could have in the past.

“Obviously, before Khan should get the bigger end because he’s the bigger name,” Hearn said to IFL TV. “Khan never did great numbers on pay-per-view. When he went to Sheffield last time, they really didn’t sell any tickets. Continue reading

Hearn likes Brandon Rios for Kell Brook’s next fight on 12/6

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn is looking for a slugger to help accentuate Brook’s fighting style and make him look good in his first defense of his title in his next fight on December 6th.

Hearn says he likes the idea of Brook fighting former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios next, because he’s a fighter that is well known to American fans and someone that will make it an interesting fight. Continue reading

Hearn: Kell Brook is an obvious opponent for Mayweather in 2015

Kell Brook’s win over IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter last Saturday night has put ideas into Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn’s head about wanting to match him not only against former IBF/WBA 140 pound champion Amir Khan in 2015, but also to put him in with WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0. 26 KOs).

Roach feels that the 28-year-old Brook rates a fight with Mayweather now that he’s in possession of the IBF 147 pound title. Continue reading

Kell Brook’s first defense of IBF title expected in December in Sheffield

Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn will be looking to get IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) back in the ring in the next four months possibly in December in a fight that he wants to place in Sheffield, a location where Brook frequently fights.

Hearn isn’t talking about an opponent yet, but it’s not expected to be a dangerous one. Hearn his eyes on trying to line up a big name for Brook in 2015 against one of the following fighters: Amir Khan, Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Continue reading

Andre Berto vs. Steve Upsher Chambers on September 6th at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

Former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KOs) will be making a comeback next month against little known Steve Upsher Chambers (24-3-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round bout on the Adrien Broner vs. Emmanuel Taylor card at the U.S. Bank Arena, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Berto, 30, hasn’t fought since last year when he was stopped in the 12th round by Jesus Soto Karass on July 27th, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Berto tore a tendon in his right shoulder in the 2nd round of that fight when Soto Karass blocked one of his right hands. Continue reading

Hearn thinks he can make Brook-Khan fight next year

If everything goes as planned we could see a fight between British welterweights Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) and IBF 147 pound champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) for early 2015 in a large stadium like the Wembley Stadium in London, UK.

Hearn is hoping that Khan will see the huge money that he can potentially make in the fight and decide to take it based on that. It’s pretty clear that Brook needs at least one more solid win under him before a fight between him and Khan could become a really huge event. To be sure, a Khan-Brook fight would be a big success in the UK, because many fans like the fight right now. Continue reading

Groves could be facing Anthony Dirrell for WBC 168lb title in 2015

If #4 WBC George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) defeated #2 WBC Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) in their WBC super middleweight title eliminator bout next month on September 20th at Wembley Arena in London, UK, we could very well see Groves challenging unbeaten WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) for the title sometime next year. Groves has to be seen as a heavy favorite to defeat the light hitting Rebrasse.

Dirrell’s power could be a problem for Groves because he hits so hard and he’s got excellent hand speed. Groves isn’t going to knockout a fighter like Dirrell. That’s probably not going to happen. But for Groves to beat Dirrell, he’s going to need to handle the huge shots that Dirrell hits him with for 12 continuous rounds. Continue reading

Brook: Queen Khan is getting it

Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) came across like a fighter with a bit of a chip on his shoulder when talking about Amir Khan following his 12 round majority decision win over IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KOs) last night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Brook has wanted a shot at fighting Khan for a long time now, but Khan has always declined s fight with him because of the horrible opposition that he’d been matched up against for most of his career. But after winning the title last night, Brook was practically snarling when talking about Khan after the fight. Continue reading

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