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Hearn says Brook surgery not certain, Canelo in May, Khan, Cotto possible next

Phil Jay 15/09/2016

Lawrence Lustig

Promoter Eddie Hearn is aiming to land another massive fight for Kell Brook once the Sheffield man fully recovers from a broken eye socket.

Brook, 30, went toe-to-toe with the hardest puncher in the world – pound for pound in Gennady Golovkin, and came out with an enhanced reputation for showing guts and pure determination in defeat.

As ‘The Special One’ takes some much-needed rest and recuperation time, a proud Hearn stated in his latest Daily Mail column that one of a trio of big names are on the hitlist for Brook’s anticipated return to action next year.

“There is already interest from HBO in a fight between Canelo Alvarez and Kell next May. That’s a fight Kell would absolutely love and he has said so to me,” revealed Hearn.

“Common sense would also suggest that the fight Britain wants to see with Amir Khan should also be possible.

“Then there’s Miguel Cotto, which would be a huge fight. They are the three main ones we are looking at for his comeback. We want to go straight into a big one.”

Hearn also cleared up Brook’s current status as a 147 pound world title holder despite the Yorkshireman declaring his intention to move up immediately to the super-welterweight division.

“As far as Kell is concerned, he is still the world welterweight champion and is reluctant to vacate that belt unless he gets a mega-fight in another division.

“As it stands, he needs to heal. We will find out this week if he will have surgery or whether it is better to recovery naturally. We will wait and see.

“In the meantime, he has been really down about the defeat, but that is his winning mentality.

“Knowing him like I do, this will only make him stronger,” said Hearn.

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