Kell Brook Weight Increase

5 Possible Opponents For Kell Brook Next Fight

Published On June 2, 2015 | By Peter Wells | Boxing News

5 Possible Opponents For Kell Brook Next Fight

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Kell Brook proved just what level he was fighting at on Saturday night, destroying a game but over matched Frankie Gavin in 6 rounds.

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Brook is a solid boxer, ticking all the fundamentals, while his power is rising as his takes on new heights in boxing. An aggressive well-rounded boxer, Brook is now one of the front runners in the Welterweight division.

To find opponents in this weight class won’t be hard, although breaking a deal may prove tougher with some certain foes.

But here’s the shortlist of some opponents Kell Brook could be facing later this year:

Amir Khan

There would seem little room to doubt that the Bolton fighter is top of the list for Brook. Their rivalry has become bitter, but both have stayed firmly on track with the potential clash looming.

The stumbling blocks are still there, Khan is chasing the king of boxing, Floyd Mayweather, which is ultimately bringing this all-British blockbuster to a standstill.

Khan is no longer the only one chasing a fight with Floyd, and while Brook’s not been calling the pound-for-pound king out, he is as worthy a challenger as any in and around the Welterweight ranks. It would frustrate Khan no end if Brook were to pip the former Light Welterweight belt holder the fight he has been pushing so hard for.

Ultimately this fight comes down to whether or not Mayweather accepts Khan’s challenge. If so then the contest between the two will be pushed back, maybe to sometime next year. But should Mayweather choose a different avenue – that isn’t Brook – then there is no room for excuses as to why they can’t meet in the fall.

Keith Thurman

Again Thurman is being muted as a potential opponent of Mayweather’s in September – who isn’t! But fighting Luis Collazo in his next fight doesn’t scream out that Thurman is yet deserving of that fight.

The next step certiainly for the American will be a world title fight, and considering he has expressed his willingness to cross the Atlantic then this fights seems to be a given.

There are still questions to be answered by Thurman, and a battle of unbeaten fighters with reputations as solid punchers would have pundits and fans alike split down the middle.

Thurman can often be found looking too much for a spectacular finish, but his speed and boxing skills are earning “One Time” rave review. The winner could very well be the next ruler of the 147lb division.

Adrien Broner

Once considering the rightful heir to Mayweather’s throne, but a poor showing against Paulie Malignaggi and then defeat to Marcos Maidana gave Broner a valuable lesson in jumping weight divisions too quickly.

Broner fights the man who Brook stripped of his IBF title last year in Shawn Porter in a catchweight fight, which begs the question of whether Broner is considering moving back up to Welterweight or whether he will stay in the Light Welterweight division.

With a potential clash with Danny Garcia at the lighter weight class, and the genuine possibility that Porter may win their fight on June 20th, this fight is unlikely to happen next for the Sheffield fighter. But keep this one in mind for sometime in the next 18-24 months.

Danny Garcia
This one is a long shot and somewhat unlikely. If Garcia does move up in weight for his next fight it is unlikely that his team would consider fighting Kell Brook for a world title as the best move for their unbeaten fighter. The WBO belt is vacant and the WBC and WBA titles will soon follow, while a fight with Keith Thurman would be of more financial interest to Al Haymon and the rest of Garcia’s promotional team.

But should it happen Brook would be a considerable favourite, and a win would be a big one against a well known name and a fighter that has a victory over Brook’s biggest rival, Amir Khan.

It’s winnable but as of right now i wouldn’t say it was makable.

Floyd Mayweather

Well i just had to go there, who in there right mind wouldn’t be rallying for a fight with Mayweather if they were in Kell’s shoes.

A stumbling block starts with Mayweather’s claim after beating Manny Pacquaio that his final fight would not be for a world title, and as Brook holds the IBF title then this doesn’t exactly hold much weight on the negotiations table.

What does is Kell’s growing reputation as one of the top Welterweights in the world as well as his 35-0(24KO’s) record.

This is a long shot, but this would be a real test for Mayweather and a fight that Brook is more than entitled to go for.

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Peter Wells
Boxing, basketball and football journalist. University student and huge Walsall FC fan.

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