Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Alexander-Brook Clash is Likely Heading To Las Vegas

Sheffield's Kell Brook is set to challenge American Devon Alexander for the IBF welterweight title on January 19.

Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn had been hoping to bring the fight to England but Alexander's team - he is promoted by Golden Boy - have insisted on a home bout for their man, with Las Vegas the likely venue.

Brook, who is unbeaten in 29 fights, became the mandatory challenger when he defeated Argentinian Hector Saldivia in Sheffield on 20 October.

Alexander, 25, will be making his first defence of the title after beating fellow American Randall Bailey on points in New York on the same night.

Hearn told ESPN.com: "We made a number of significant offers, well in excess of seven figures, to try and bring the fight to the UK, but Devon had no interest in traveling.

"We were at a 75-25 disadvantage in any potential purse bid and when we received the final offer from Golden Boy, we were all happy.

"If we won a purse bid and Devon vacated, we had all the potential to become a paper champion and that's not what Kell Brook is all about.

"To become great and make a statement, there is no better way than travel to a champion's country and rip the belt from him. Kell has the opportunity to make a huge statement in the 147-pound division."

Kevin Cunningham, Alexander's trainer and manager, said: "There's no reason to have to leave the country to fight a guy who no one in America has ever heard of.

"That was not going to happen. I'm just happy that I have a team and a promoter that was willing to step up and make this thing happen in the States and now we're just going to work to make sure this title stays in the States.

"Devon should be fighting someone with a bigger name than Kell Brook, but since he's the mandatory, we'll defend the title against the mandatory. But I don't see anything special about Kell Brook."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by turkas on 11-29-2012

[QUOTE=El Fenomeno;12751770]5,000 in attendance in Vegas or a 15,000+ turnout in the UK. Hmmm.........[/QUOTE] Or 10,000 plus in St. Louis. It goes both ways, if the challenger didn't want to go to the champs home, there is no reason for…

Comment by El Fenomeno on 11-29-2012

5,000 in attendance in Vegas or a 15,000+ turnout in the UK. Hmmm.........

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 11-29-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12751611]Hearn seems to be making good fights for his fighters. He seems like one of the only UK promoters who wants his fighters to fight the best or top fighters.[/QUOTE] He's the UK version of Shaw lol...

Comment by IronDanHamza on 11-29-2012

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;12751596]I hope your right,that could be a fun fight based on styles...[/QUOTE] Hearn seems to be making good fights for his fighters. He seems like one of the only UK promoters who wants his fighters to fight the best or…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 11-29-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12751582]Possibly. Alexander obviously has fought much better fighters. Still, I think Brook is the harder puncher. Just seems to have more pop in his shots. I think Eddie Hearn will happily put Brook in their with Bradley. I just think…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (41)
Top Headlines Hairon Socarras Training Hard in Miami For February 3 Return Zab Judah Returns, Blasts Out Munguia in Two Rounds Jose Pedraza Confident That He Will Return Strong at Lightweight Javier Fortuna Ready - Targets Sosa, Corrales, Lomachenko Alvarez vs. Chavez Rematch is Being Planned For March 11 Miguel Cotto: Juan Manuel Marquez Fight is Very Viable Bradley Pryce Announces Retirement After Defeat Robbie Davies Jr. Crushes Zoltan Szabo, Retains WBA Regional Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Win Decisions, Khattab Shocked Bellew: 'Ego Maniac' David Haye Better Hope He Ends Me in Four Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me' Frank Warren on The James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Outcome Early Results Are In: BoxingScene Ratings Update Linares vs. Crolla II Card - Tomi Tatham To Face Liam Conroy Lewis Crocker To Make Pro Debut on February 18th in Belfast Horn: Pacquiao Has Been Knocked Out Before, I Have The Power! Brook Frustrated By Khan, Admits a Lack of Motivation for Spence Conlan Expects Army of Irish Fans To Hit NY For Pro Debut Card Ricardo Mayorga Was Motivated By His Family To Resume Career De La Hoya: Chavez Will Not Be Easy For Canelo, It's a Big Concern Danny Roman Stops Adam Lopez in Ninth To Win WBA Eliminator De La Hoya: Donald Trump Refused To Come To Canelo's Fight Wilder Hopes The WBC Comes Down on Alexander Povetkin Stevenson Wants to Face Smith in NY; 4/29 Negotiations Ongoing Errol Spence Stays Ready in The Gym as IBF Scenario Plays Out WBC Reacts To Behavior, Controversial Comments By Angel Garcia Sullivan Barrera Accepts Artur Beterbiev IBF Eliminator WBA President Gives Status on Heavyweights, PED Testing, More Luis Ortiz vs. Jarrell Miller Could Top First Matchroom Card in U.S. Video: Michael Conlan Discusses His Pro Debut in March Joshua Coming To America, as Hearn Begins Build To Wilder Fight Felix Diaz Dares Crawford: Fight a Real Challenge, I'll Go To Omaha! Cotto vs. Kirkland, Lemieux vs. Stevens Land on BoxNation Photos: Anthony Mundine, Tim Tszyu Putting in Work
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement