By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
KELL BROOK is eyeing up an August 29th clash with Brandon Rios as he looks to raise his profile in America.
Brook, 29, cruised to a sixth-round stoppage win over British rival Frankie Gavin at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday to defend his IBF welterweight title..
He wants to face Khan next but the Bolton man has no interest in the clash.
So if Brook can't get him in the ring, he wants to beat him to the money-spinning Mayweather clash.
But first he has to become a star Stateside and hope the American - as he is expected to - fights again after September despite claims he will retire.
Beating former world champion Rios would send out a clear message and Brook is hoping to face him at the end of August at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane after his second successive defence of the IBF title.
Brook said: "I want big fights now, I want people to take me seriously.
"I am world champion. I want to prove that I'm number one in this division.
"I know this division is piping hot but my confidence is growing daily. I am after big fights, I want a big fight later in the summer.
"Rios is a big name. He will come to fight. It is what we need to get the bigger fights."