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Hearn: Brook Will Beat Alexander, Then We Want Khan

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

KELL BROOK is ready for the biggest gamble of his career when he finally challenges IBF world welterweight champion Devon Alexander.

The bout, originally scheduled for January 19 in the US, has now been delayed to March 2 because of the Sheffield fighter’s ankle injury.

And his promoter Eddie Hearn did not mince words over the challenge that his man faces, saying: “It’s time for him to take a punt – and what a big punt.

“Kell wants to make a statement. He’s served his apprenticeship. He’s filled arenas in Sheffield, got to the mandatory position and now he has that title chance.

“Alexander is a great fighter and, if you beat him, you set yourself up as a superstar and for some mega fights – that’s why we’re taking it.”

And the man in their sights is Amir Khan.

He is bidding to climb back up the ladder from two defeats when he meets Carlos Molina in Los Angeles in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

But Hearn insists that his camp will be holding all of the bargaining cards against the former two-time world champion from Bolton.

He said: “The fight could happen next summer and it would be a huge one because it’s the big domestic tussle that everyone wants to see.

“Kell wants to fight Amir Khan so badly. I saw Amir come out and say, ‘If Kell wins a title I’ll fight him’.

“But it’s not his decision. If we win the title, we’ll decide and dictate on our terms. Khan and Kell are great fighters, it’s one the British public want to see and it has to happen.”

Now, though, Brook’s thoughts are purely on his coming fight with Alexander, in which he wants to extend his perfect 29-0 record.

Brook won the title eliminator by seeing off Argentine Hector Saldivia in three rounds in October and now looks world-class material.

The delay in his fight with Alexander is the result of an injury picked up during a training run.

Hearn said: “This will eradicate the risk and ensure Kell will be 100% for the biggest fight of his life. He could have gone ahead and been about 60 per cent fit.

“But that would not have been good enough against Alexander.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by project xxx1 on 12-15-2012

[QUOTE=DonCarlos83;12817365]Nowhere near as stupid as this post makes you look. Brook hasn't fought anywhere near the level the Alexander has but that doesn't mean he can't. Devon has been given gifts a few times in his career, the fact that…

Comment by Thickback on 12-15-2012

Calling out Khan right now is a lil G[B]a[/B]yish being that he just got ktfo by Garcia and outmanned by Peterson. If he wins tonight, he's on a whopping 1 fight win streak! Way to go Brook and company. If…

Comment by fight_professor on 12-15-2012

Cant stand Brook, but have lost any hope for Amir Khan with his chin. :(

Comment by Bodyshot3 on 12-15-2012

I am genuinely perplexed by Brook as well as young Edward's comments. Just can't work out whether Brook will be exposed/embarrassed by Devon because he's been protected and over-hyped by Oily Eddie..... .....or whether Kell goes out to America and…

Comment by DonCarlos83 on 12-15-2012

[QUOTE=project xxx1;12816803]Hearn's a muppet devon will make brook look stupid imo[/QUOTE] Nowhere near as stupid as this post makes you look. Brook hasn't fought anywhere near the level the Alexander has but that doesn't mean he can't. Devon has been…

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