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Hearn To Cunningham: Not Up To You on Brook Fight

Eddie Hearn says he will do ‘all he can’ to make Kell Brook’s IBF World welterweight title fight take place in the UK.

Brook is now the mandatory challenger to Devon Alexander, who took the belt from Randall Bailey in New York on Saturday just hours after The Special One blasted his way past Hector Saldivia with a third-round stoppage in Sheffield.

Hearn has already entered negotiations with Alexander’s camp but is prepared to go to purse bids if a deal cannot be reached.

Alexander has already stoked the fires ahead of the potential bout, saying: “I’m not even worried about Kell Brook because I barely know him and who is he anyway?” While his trainer Kevin Cunningham has insisted the fight will ‘have to happen in the States’.

However, Brook’s promoter Hearn has other ideas.

"We will be doing all we can to try and make this fight in the UK,” he said. “I read Kevin Cunningham's comments and with all due respect, it's not up to him or Devon where the fight is.

“We have now entered an official negotiation period with his team and if we can't find a middle ground then we will go to purse bids. If I win the purse bids then Alexander has no choice but to come and fight in England or vacate the title.

“I know we can easily fill the 12,000 Sheffield Arena and we also have significant domestic and international TV backing. If we are in a purse bid situation I am confident we can be very competitive.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mister Wolf on 10-26-2012

Hearn will never win a purse bid over Golden Boy

Comment by Big Lou on 10-26-2012

" only in america "

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=turkas;12639222]His last title fight drew over 10,000 in St. Louis, so can we cut the crap that he isn't a draw? [/QUOTE] Exactly. Devon can draw 10,000 in St. Louis, maybe even more. (Scottrade Center holds 19,260.)

Comment by turkas on 10-25-2012

[QUOTE=artfuL_;12638255]Lets see, a full capacity crowd at Sheffield estimated at 12,000 or a more than definite crowd of barely 1,200 at any arena decided by Team Alexander in the US. Purse bid it is.[/QUOTE] I love how everyone says Alexander…

Comment by Klitschko2017 on 10-25-2012

[QUOTE=Big Lou;12638212]Who is Brook ?[/QUOTE] Your mommys new daddy If ya know what I'm sayin

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