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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.