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Brook v Bradley unification? – Eddie Hearn’s all over that

Phil Jay 07/07/2015

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn says he’s looking into the possibility of a fight between IBF and WBO welterweight champions Kell Brook and Timothy Bradley in the near future.

Brook, who is under Hearn’s stewardship, is set to return to action in September or October as it looks likely that Yorkshireman will miss out on a lucrative shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr, whilst a fight with Brandon Rios is also up in the air.

Bradley will be handed the WBO title at 147lbs in two weeks as Mayweather failed to pay the sanctioning fee for his bout with Manny Pacquiao on May 2 and Hearn explained that he was ‘all over that’ when asked via social media if there was a chance the unification fight could be made.

A UK or US clash between belt holders Brook and Bradley would certainly create big interest at 147, aside from the Mayweather fight if Hearn can pull it off, as ‘Money’ continues to stall on announcing his upcoming opponent for a contest that is just over nine weeks away.

Current silver and former full WBC champion’s Amir Khan and Andre Berto currently lead the hopefuls who are in the running to oppose Mayweather on September 12 as the pound for pound king aims to equal Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record on Showtime.

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