News | Sep 14 2015

Kell Brook-Tim Bradley eyed for early 2016

John Dennen looks at what's next for Brook, Scott Quigg and James DeGale
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KELL BROOK could fight Tim Bradley in early 2016, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

IBF champion Brook boxes Diego Chaves on October 24, while Tim Bradley, who holds the WBO welterweight crown, is set to meet Brandon Rios on November 7. But if Bradley can get by Rios and Brook defeats Chaves, as expected, the American is the big name Kell needs.

“To make the Bradley fight has to be a real clear canvas in terms of pay-per-view dates, planning. When we teamed up with [Wladmir] Klitschko-[Tyson] Fury it was an impossibility to get Bradley. But we could make it happen in February or March on a clear canvas. It will be big enough by then as well,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “He does have the mandatory to deal with [Kevin Bizier], which is not ideal but we can work around that. Kell wants big fights. He’s fighting very regularly, he’s earning a hell of a lot of money and now this [Diego Chaves] is the toughest fight of his career. This is a fight where I think he can make a statement in the US as well.

 

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