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Exclusive: IBF say no word yet on Kell Brook’s immediate future

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WBN has been in contact with the International Boxing Federation on more than one occasion this week as news is expected to be released of a move up in weight for welterweight champion Kell Brook.

The 30 year-old announced plans to compete in the 154-pound super-welterweight category. The decision comes after losing his undefeated run to Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night. However, the IBF says nothing has yet been confirmed.

IBF talks to WBN on Kell Brook’s future

“We have not heard anything from Brook’s camp. As far as we know, he is still the IBF Welterweight Champion,” the IBF’s Lindsey Tucker exclusively told World Boxing News first on Tuesday and reiterated that fact on Wednesday.

Brook would undoubtedly face a mammoth task to boil down the necessary poundage to participate at his old weight, which means mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr. is in line to either be crowned new champion or fight the next contender for the privilege of being so.

As it currently stands – and following initial tests, Brook is due to have surgery this week on a broken eye socket suffered at the hands of Golovkin at the O2 Arena and is likely to be out of action until the spring of 2017.

The winner of this weekend’s title bout between Canelo Alvarez and compatriot Liam Smith has already been named a target for Brook when he eventually gets back to full fitness.

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