Brook: Brandon Rios is a Big Name, He Comes To Fight

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FrankieBruno on 06-01-2015

[QUOTE=Hype job;15748260]Absolute disgrace, and how the Brook bumsniffs are justifying this crap when their guy supposedly beats everyone at WW apart from Floyd. Jo Jo Dan, Fun time Frankie, and now Bam Bam! Rios.... It's an absolute joke![/QUOTE] Brook bumsniffers…

Comment by imperial1 on 06-01-2015

This is disgraceful Rios isn't even a full fledge WW looks like Brook is taking a cherry picking page from Floyd Maywether !

Comment by rocktx on 06-01-2015

Brook beating Rios won't prove sh__ . Nor will it move him any closer to a Mayweather fight. Brook needs to fight Keith Thurman, Tim Bradley, Maidana or even Broner. Rios is just a come forward punching bag. Brook beating…

Comment by Hype job on 06-01-2015

Absolute disgrace, and how the Brook bumsniffs are justifying this crap when their guy supposedly beats everyone at WW apart from Floyd. Jo Jo Dan, Fun time Frankie, and now Bam Bam! Rios.... It's an absolute joke!

Comment by Achcauhtli on 06-01-2015

barn burner! after that, bradley/vargas winner, after that all the big names in the ww division. starting to like Kellz

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