Kell Brook - fighting Ricky Hatton in 2013 would be ‘huge’

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.

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Brook: ‘Froch will inspire me’

Welterweight contender Kell Brook has vowed to emulate stablemate Carl Froch after watching the Nottingham man become a three-time world champion on Saturday night.

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Brook and Jones clash at press conference

Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight clash with Carson Jones on July 7 at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield promises fireworks after the pair clashed at yesterday’s press conference at the venue.

The stakes couldn’t be higher for the pair as IBF number three ranked Jones travels from his Oklahoma home to Sheffield to face hometown star Brook who is ranked two places below him at five.

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Brook to face IBF #3 Carson Jones on July 7

Welterweight contender Kell Brook will face highly ranked Carson Jones at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on July 7 as an IBF world title shot draws a step closer.

Jones is ranked at number three by the IBF – two spots above Brook – and the stakes couldn’t be higher as the victor would move into pole position to fight for the title, which is being contested by current number one Mike Jones and number two ranked Randall Bailey on June 9 in Las Vegas.

Online gaming giant backs Froch’s IBF title challenge

Carl Froch is personally representing 888poker.com – and fans can play The Cobra online ahead of his IBF world title fight with Lucian Bute on May 26.

888poker.com are also backing the huge night of boxing at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham as Froch aims to become a three-time world champion live on Sky Sports.

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Scott Cardle relishing second big night out

Scott Cardle laces the gloves up for his second pro outing on Friday night as the Team GB star fights on the undercard of Tony Bellew’s British light-heavyweight title defence against Danny McIntosh, live on Sky Sports 1/HD1.

Khan: ‘I used to beat up Brook with one hand’

Former light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has poured scorn on a possible Kell Brook fight, claiming he used to beat up the Sheffield star in sparring with just one hand.

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Brook back out in Sheffield in July

Kell Brook will return to the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on July 7 after the huge success of his victory over Matthew Hatton at the venue last week.

Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants to build on Brook’s big night which saw 10,000 people packed into the Arena, and was also a huge ratings winner on Sky Sports.

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Brook breaks viewing records on Sky Sports

Matchroom Sport have announced that Kell Brook's brilliant War of the Roses victory over Matthew Hatton last weekend was watched by record numbers on Sky Sports.

Brook signalled his intention to shake up the welterweight scene at world level with a commanding points win over Hatton, and the top class evening of boxing gripped the living rooms of Britain as well the 10,000 packed in the Arena.

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