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De La Hoya: Thurman Will Travel To UK For Brook Shot

By Edward Chaykovsky

If newly crowned IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22KOs) is looking for a top level dance partner for his first defense in the fall, WBA interim-champion Keith Thurman (23-0, 21KOs) is willing to travel over to the UK.

Thurman was ringside on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, and saw Brook capture the title with a twelve round majority decision over Shawn Porter. Thurman, prior to the fight, said he was very interested in facing the winner.

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya spoke to Thurman, who gave the green light for his promoter to put together a Brook fight in the UK - or at least attempt to.

"[I] talked to Keith Thurman last night, and he said he will go to the UK and challenge 'Special K' Brook,” De La Hoya wrote on the social networks.

Brook and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, mentioned Thurman as one of the opponents they would like to fight in the near future. Hearn and Brook have also focused in on Amir Khan, but Thurman - although viewed as the more dangerous option - would come at a much cheaper price.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alembic on 08-18-2014

Oscar's comments aside, it's Brook-Khan next, a domestic mega-fight. If it happens this year, UK boxing will have had at least two great tear ups surpassing Showtime infomercials. Khan does not merit the fight based on his recent record but…

Comment by richardt on 08-18-2014

[QUOTE=peplz;14868531]Maybe he'll ask you out on a date Raceman...[/QUOTE]And it looks like Mayweather has let you take a breath between slurps to post nonsense, racebaiterman.

Comment by KayDub on 08-18-2014

Hearns already making sure he doesn't mention Thurman's name. I don't think this fight is going to happen. It seems Hearns sees $$$ and that's all that boxing is really about.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-18-2014

[QUOTE=peplz;14868551]Why should Ward do anything that Froch wants? He already beat Froch easily. Froch has no leverage. Since when is England the place to hold a big time fight. Groves and Froch in The U.K. makes since but Ward Froch…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-18-2014

[QUOTE=peplz;14868620]Ward is regarded as an idiot? By who? Dip *****s who like to complain and bicker on boxing forums on the internet..? Andre Ward is regarded as the #2 p4p fighter in the sport the last time I checked. He…

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