Exclusive: Brandon Cook talks O2 heavyweight bouts, eyes Joshua v Povetkin spot
Despite the double disappointment of having two opponents pull out through injury, Brandon Cook is still looking forward to tonight’s card at the O2.
Cook was originally scheduled to take on former Welterweight world champion Kell Brook but the Sheffield man was forced to pull out through injury.
Sam Eggington stepped up on two weeks’ notice, only for ‘The Savage’ to also pull out at the last minute.
Now in London, Cook expressed his frustrations but also gave us his thoughts on the two big heavyweight clashes on the London bill.
“I’m looking forward to both heavyweight fights, I think Chisora will knock him (Takam) out,” Cook exclusively told World Boxing News.
“For Whyte – Parker, it all depends who shows up, Parker and AJ went the distance but it wasn’t too exciting.
“I think Whyte’s going to come forward and try to knock his head off and he could get out-boxed, but he’s tough and he looks like he punches really hard.
“I think Whyte ends up knocking him out and then he’ll want the big one (against AJ).”
After missing out this time around, Cook might land himself a spot on the undercard of another huge heavyweight clash, the Joshua v Povetkin fight at Wembley in September.
“Hearn did say he’ll get me on a card, hopefully in September but he didn’t say what one. Hopefully we’ll talk to him this week and I’ll know more. He did say he’ll get me another fight.
“Everybody would’ve loved the (Eggington) fight and I’m sure they’ll see it. As long as he’s good to go after his injury, we can do it in September, I’ll be back.
“I’d love to fight on the Joshua card because there will be way more people there and the atmospheres going to be crazy and then more people will know who I am after that. I’ll take anything obviously, any offer we’ll take but I’d prefer that.”
Jac Rogers is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Jac on Twitter @Jac_Rogers_