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Brook vs. Cook, Taylor vs. Connor Added To July 28 London Card

Kell Brook will face Brandon Cook in a World Super-Welterweight title eliminator at The O2 in London as part of a stellar undercard for the Heavyweight blockbuster between Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker on Saturday July 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Brook made his bow at Super-Lightweight with a destructive second round win over Sergey Rabchenko in Sheffield in March – with the Steel City favourite landing the WBC International crown to start his march to two-weight world glory.

‘The Special One’ has been called out by all the big-guns at 154lbs after crashing into the rankings with that win, and will arrow in on a World title crack if he can see off the dangerous Cook. The Canadian – who turns 32 today – will be desperate to hijack Brook’s dreams of landing another World title, and ‘Bad Boy’ Cook, rated number four with the WBO, nine in the WBA and 11 with the IBF, enters the fight on the wave of back-to-back early KO wins.

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Irish sensation Katie Taylor is straight back into a big fight after unifying the Lightweight division in Brooklyn in April, wrestling the IBF strap from Victoria Bustos in a thrilling encounter in the Big Apple. Taylor now meets IBF mandatory Kimberly Connor in London with her WBA belt also on the line, and Texan Connor has her second crack at World honours having tackled Argentine Bustos for the vacant strap in March 2017.

Conor Benn and Cedric Peynaud served up one of the fights of the year in 2017 when they clashed at York Hall in December, and the rematch will take place under the dome. Benn looked in serious trouble of tasting defeat for the first time as a pro after hitting the deck twice in the opening session, but the son of British legend Nigel rallied to floor the Frenchman in the fifth and sixth rounds to edge a stunning contest – the return has added spice with a title on the line in Benn’s 13th pro outing.

Rising Light-Heavyweight star Joshua Buatsi faces a real step-up on the bill in his seventh pro outing since turning pro at The O2 last July, taking on former British title challenger Ricky Summers in his first ten round contest.

“July 28 is a huge night of boxing with a brilliant 50-50 Heavyweight match up and a stacked card beneath it,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Kell returns to the scene of his epic shootout with GGG to face highly ranked Canadian Brandon Cook in a World title eliminator that will put him in pole position for a shot at all the World champions.

“Irish sensation Katie Taylor returns to The O2 to defend her WBA and IBF World titles against mandatory challenger Kimberley Connor, Conor Benn rematches Cedric Peynaud for his first title after their 2017 fight of the year contender and Joshua Buatsi makes a huge step up to face Birmingham’s Ricky Summers in his first ten round fight. There is still plenty more to be added this week including one major title fight - roll on July 28!”

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Comment by Boxing lives on 06-17-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18870187]you just reiterated my point. What a stupid and disgraceful comment, then you again you're probably American so should I be surprised?[/QUOTE] Brook getting on his knees and begging Charlo or Hurd for mercy would be quite disgraceful indeed. Maybe…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 06-17-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing lives;18859755]yes and then we may very well see british crumpet get on his knees and quit again to either of those 2 men![/QUOTE] you just reiterated my point. What a stupid and disgraceful comment, then you again you're probably…

Comment by steeve steel on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=mapleleaf27;18858667]I don't know if he is, but in this age of mega diva's it refreshing to see a fighter like Cook attempt to step up in competition and find out for himself...I have seen him battle hard at Hershey a…

Comment by BLASTER1 on 06-13-2018

[QUOTE=Outworn;18857059]This Brandon Cook guy got knocked out by Kanat Islam but somehow he went up the WBO ranking and Kanat Islam went down.[/QUOTE] WTF how does that happen? I suppose i shouldnt be suprised about how these organizations work.

Comment by Boxing lives on 06-13-2018

[QUOTE=Corelone;18859612]Brook has his ways, he fights his fight. That Hearn is another story, no need for me to expound on what has already been said. Cook won't be breaking the budget. I'm pretty sure Hearn got him wholesale.[/QUOTE] Cook is…

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