Team Brook Fire Back at Clottey's Fight Refusal Claims

By Phil D. Jay

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn immediately confronted former welterweight champion Joshua Clottey’s tweet about a possible bout with Kell Brook by revealing he has email proof that Team Clottey stated that the ‘Grand Master’ can no longer make 147lbs. Clottey was claiming that Brook turned down a potential fight between the two of them.

Hearn reacted angrily to the initial news before the Ghanaian backed off and admitted that he is now a light-middleweight and the potential contest wouldn’t even get off the ground.

“If you DM (Direct Message) me your email, I ‘m happy to forward emails confirming you couldn’t make 147 anymore, “stated Hearn.

Clottey then tweeted: “Lately I get of lot of tweets to make a fight with English guy Kell Brook. I have never seen him fight. I hear he is a welter anyway and I am a 154 guy now. I wish him luck.”

The one-time IBF champion then added: "I call bluff. 147 is fine as long as I have enough [time for a] camp. If a money fight comes my way at 147, I will take it. It isn't ideal but that's life."

Brook, 25, is pencilled in for what is sure to be another huge sell-out night at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on July 7th and Hearn is currently in the process of securing what he says will be a rated opponent for the date.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mikel 45 on 04-04-2012

Clottey would tax that ass. Not really, but it would of been a interesting fight. And if he managed to put on a good performance against a top name like clottey, he would have really caught everyones attention. Now he…

Comment by Hougigo on 04-04-2012

[QUOTE=The Mighty FSM;11969301]I agree. Hearn won't put Brook in with some of the better fighters like Alexander, Ortiz, Berto, etc. Not yet at least. Maybe a couple more fights down the line........[/QUOTE] Isn't he like 27-0? When will he get…

Comment by Ray* on 04-04-2012

Brook should be done with the domestic/european scene, If clottey cant make 147 am sure there are other names at that weight, The biggest problem would be they want to build a fan-base crowd for him in sheffield which means…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 04-04-2012

:lol1: some us said Clottey couldn't make the WW limit anymore when we first heard about this fight....I thought Clottey was gonna go in half dead for a check...I thought he was entering the check cashing business...I guess he still…

Comment by ATG Fighter on 04-04-2012

[QUOTE=badnewsbrown;11966416]i guarentee you brook does not fight a world class fighter..noway[/QUOTE] I agree. Hearn won't put Brook in with some of the better fighters like Alexander, Ortiz, Berto, etc. Not yet at least. Maybe a couple more fights down the…

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