Brook vs. Bradley-Vargas Winner is Great, Says Hearn

Kell Brook retained his IBF welterweight title late in London late Saturday when he stopped fellow Englishman Frankie Gavin in six rounds.

Brook was an odds-on betting favorite going into the fight despite Gavin having a superb reputation from his amateur days when he won a world title.

But Gavin's fight plan turned out to be too passive and when the reigning champion found his full range in the sixth round he piled on the pressure and forced the stoppage.

Brook remains unbeaten with 35 wins, 24 by knockout, having taken the IBF title last year when he went to the United States to dethrone IBF champion Shawn Porter in California.

A routine first mandatory defense in March saw him quickly dispatch Romanian Jo Jo Dan with minimal fuss, paving the way for this quick return to action against British rival Gavin.

Now he wants to get British rival Amir Khan in the ring, but Khan has other ideas - like waiting for a crack at Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 12th.

Brook may now face Brandon Rios on August 29th.

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports says there are plenty of options at welterweight for Brook.

"There’s  a lot of fights out there for Kell. I'd love the fight between [Tim] Bradley and [Jessie] Vargas....the winner of that fight against Kell for two belts. That's a great fight as well. They’d love us to go to America to box Keith Thurman, which is a great fight - but I feel that we're still growing Kell here. I'd love to do something major in Sheffield.  We definitely need a big name at the end of August," Hearn said.

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

[QUOTE=musaab;15748221]Perhaps Brook will fight another no no dan. Call Khan out.. Eddie Hearn will protect him by saying we want Rios, Thurman, Bradley and all in all this will be the story of Kell Brook.[/QUOTE] Who's alt are you? Box…

Comment by Wicky on 06-01-2015

Kell vs. Bradley/Vargas would be a great fight. Doubtful it'll happen though before Rios. Rios will tell us more about Kell, but not much. Rios is a very durable punchbag, so the only interesting thing will be if Kell can…

Comment by musaab on 06-01-2015

Perhaps Brook will fight another no no dan. Call Khan out.. Eddie Hearn will protect him by saying we want Rios, Thurman, Bradley and all in all this will be the story of Kell Brook.

Comment by Achcauhtli on 06-01-2015

i'm all for it. exciting fights imo.

Comment by Chrismart on 06-01-2015

Rios in August, then Bradley. That would be good IMO.

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