Matchroom Sport and Eddie Hearn are delighted to announce that Lonsdale belt holder Brian Rose has signed promotional terms with the team.
The British light middleweight champion won the belt outright in December with a win over Sam Webb, and the 27 year old says he believes he can move onto hunting World honours under new promoter Eddie Hearn.
Devon Alexander has said there is nothing special about Sheffield’s Kell Brook, ahead of their 23rd February clash in Detroit.
‘I’ve watched the tapes of his fights with my coach and we don’t see anything special.
There’s nothing special about him at all. Sure, he’s a tough fighter, a tough kid, he’s hungry.’
Kell Brook’s next fight will be for the IBF World welterweight title after he took just three rounds to destroy Hector Saldivia in their final eliminator clash at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Saturday night’s Betfair ‘This Is It’ bill.
Brook was challenged by his team, his fans and his critics to prove his new training regime had made his second half struggles against Carson Jones a one-time blip – and the Sheffield star passes the test with blistering skill and power.
Kell Brook has an exciting message for his fans and ominous one for Hector Saldivia ahead of Saturday night’s Betfair ‘This Is It’ IBF World title : ‘even I don’t know how good the new Kell Brook can be’.
‘The Special One’ came through the toughest test of his career so far when he passed a gut check against Carson Jones in July. The hard American gave Kell, his team and his fans a huge scare in the second half of their clash, with Brook breaking his nose and having difficulty breathing as a result.
Eddie Hearn says that talks over a possible Brit blockbuster between Kell Brook and Amir Khan have begun.
The unbeaten Sheffield welterweight star faces an IBF welterweight World title eliminator next Saturday night (October 20) in the Steel City against Argentine Hector Saldivia in Betfair’s ‘This Is It’, with Randall Bailey defending the title against Devon Alexander in New York on the same night.
Kell Brook has revealed he was close to taking a fight with WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley but chose to take the mandatory route with the IBF.
Brook takes on Hector Saldivia for the mandatory position for the IBF welterweight title in Betfair’s ‘This Is It’ at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on October 20 live on Sky Sports, a route the Sheffield star and his promoter Eddie Hearn decided was the right move for the 25 year olds career.
The IBF have ordered Kell Brook to face Hector Saldivia on October 20 in a final eliminator for the mandatory position for the welterweight title at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, live on Sky Sports.
Sheffield's unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook had one of the toughest nights of his boxing career in front of his home town crowd. Kell started the bout strongly and showed a lot of class, dominating the early rounds, but Carson Jones dug deep and really battled in the later stages. In the eighth, blood was pouring from Brook's nose as the American pressed forward. Brook did enough to win however, with two judges scoring in his favour 116-113 and 115-113 with one judge calling the fight a draw.
Kell Brook and Carson Jones clashed on the scales at the official weigh in for their IBF World welterweight title eliminator in Sheffield tonight.
Their fight tops the bill in the bumper Betfair ‘Edge of Glory’ card at the Motorpoint Arena live on Sky Sports 1HD from 8pm. Sparks flew again when they went head-to-head after they both made the weight, with Brook reiterating his KO promise in front of his home fans.
Welterweight contender Kell Brook was in Sheffield’s Meadowhall Shopping Centre yesterday to give the locals and media a glimpse of how he’s looking in the build up to his IBF title eliminator against Carson Jones at the Motorpoint Arena in the Steel City on July 7.