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Brook hints a move up, wants Cotto, Canelo or Golovkin rematch

WBN 27/07/2017

Mark Robinson

Former welterweight champion Kell Brook has given the strongest indication yet of a move up in weight after naming a high-profile hitlist for an imminent comeback.

The 31 year-old underwent a second eye surgery recently following successive losses against Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence and has been linked to a run at 154 pounds upon his return.

Brook had previously stated staying at 147 was a distinct possibility, although a recent announcement of the Sheffield man’s targets would point to a new weight class.

“As you’ve seen in my last two fights, I want to fight the best,” Brook exclusively told Tim Hobbs of Sky Sports.

“I like the ones where not many people give me a chance, ones that excite and ignite the fans, so of course, Cotto, (Canelo) Alvarez and even Golovkin again are all ones I’d like to jump in with.”

Speaking specifically on facing Cotto, Brook added: “I want to be in a huge fight like the last two. It depends if he fancies the job.

“We know he’s a warrior but it depends what’s in his sights and how he wants to end his career.

“If I was him I’d want to fight someone like me because our styles would gel and it would be a fantastic fight for the fans.

“That is the way I’d go and that’s the fight I’d want. But of course, I don’t speak on behalf of Miguel Cotto.”

On what’s in store for the rest of his career on the back of contemplating a potential retirement, ‘The Special One’ was in no doubt about where he belongs.

“I am in that elite category, the highest in boxing. I want to be in a 12-round fight, in a sell-out arena, with me topping the bill,” he stated.

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