By Edward Chaykovsky
Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is willing to put IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22KOs) in the ring with the best opponents of the welterweight division.
Brook, who won the IBF title last Saturday from Shawn Porter, is being positioned to return on December 6th in Sheffield.
After the hometown defense, Hearn intends to pursue a fight between Brook and domestic rival Amir Khan (29-3, 19KOs).
And then the next order of business is a fight with the biggest prize at the weight, WBA/WBA champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs). Mayweather defends his title on September 13th in a rematch with Marcos Maidana and then plans to fight in May.
"I think you have to say Kell is now in the running to face Floyd Mayweather," Hearn told BBC Radio Sheffield.
"Everyone in the division wants to fight Floyd, but if you hold a world title then you are more likely to face him than if you don't.
"He's an obvious opponent and Mayweather is a target for 2015."