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.
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley has branded his promoter Bob Arum a ‘liar’ and laid down the gauntlet to Brit rival Amir Khan who he says he’ll happily face if his rematch with Manny Pacquiao fails to materialise.
Forbes.com named Mayweather its highest-paid athlete over the last year. Mayweather earned $85 million (£54m), knocking golfer Tiger Woods out of the top spot that he has held since 2001.
WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and challenger Andy Lee made weight ahead of their championship clash on Saturday night at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, live on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).
Champion Chavez Jr clocked in at 159lbs on the button while Irish fighter Lee came in a touch heavier at 159.25lbs. And with both fighters having made weight, problems arose when Lee’s camp asked that the gloves be weighed.
Bradley took the WBO welterweight title from Pacquiao on the weekend after beating him on two of the judges’ cards 115-113, with the remaining judge giving it to the Filipino star by the same score.
Sitting on his front lawn in Palms Springs, California shortly after returning from Las Vegas, new WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley talks about his fight against Manny Pacquiao, the controversy over his win, and the injuries to both of his ankles. Bradley dismisses the fan and pundit opinion of the fight, laughs at looking more like he'd been in a car accident than a fight, and promises an even better performance in the rematch...
Having upset the odds to end Pacquiao’s 15-bout winning streak, Bradley’s career defining night was tainted by many fight fans and pundits labelling it the biggest 'robbery' in boxing history.