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Kell Brook-Brandon Rios on Track For 8/29, Says Hearn

By Carlos Boogs

According to promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports, Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 24KOs) is still the frontrunner to face IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (35-0, 24KOs) on August 29th. 

Hearn has been talking with Rios' promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and there is serious interest in the fight. Hearn also spoke with Rios' trainer, Robert Garcia, who was in London working Evgeny Gradovich's corner for the fight with Lee Selby on Saturday night at the O2 Arena.

Brook has seen action twice in 2015. He demolished mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in four rounds in March and then came back on Saturday to breeze through Frankie Gavin in six.

Brook has been out of the ring since January, when he destroyed Mike Alvarado in the third round of their trilogy fight.

“August 29th is the date we’re targeting. I'd love it in Bramall Lane. I've spoken to Sheffield United as well. Rios is still my preferred choice. He’s the perfect fight style-wise, name-wise and entertainment-wise. Top Rank and Bob Arum seem to want the fight. We had a bit of banter with Robert Garcia yesterday," Hearn said.

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

[QUOTE=joseph5620;15747369]People are going to see just how overrated Rios is with this fight.[/QUOTE] We don't need this fight, we know where Rios stands, we just need to see how good Brook is. It's tough to gauge when he's fighting someone…

Comment by #CaneloKhan on 06-01-2015

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;15747363]Good chance it happens. Rios will fight anyone.[/QUOTE] Doubt it but who knows, cause Rios and Garcia where a lil upset that brook didnt take the fight now instead of gavin. but hopefully it happens, But I think rios needs…

Comment by yoz on 06-01-2015

Looooooool.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 06-01-2015

[QUOTE=Box-Office;15747199]You don't get bruised like that if you're fighting Tin Tin Can or the former World wait for it.....drum roll....Amateur Champion the Brummie Banger Frankie Gavin. Yeah, well besides Porter out of 35 fights what are the names that stand…

Comment by JoeMan on 06-01-2015

[QUOTE=mathed;15746956]100 Billion that Brook wins. I'm going to give you plenty to cover the bet anyways so don't worry about that. :boxing:[/QUOTE] Deal. Just remind me of this since the fight is still months away.

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