Boxing News At Five | Jul 19 2018

Boxing News at Five: Cook gets a new opponent, Galahad lands IBF eliminator, Crawford wins ESPY award

Brandon Cook has a new opponent for his July 28 fight, following Kell Brook's withdrawal, and Kid Galahad is one step away from a fight against Josh Warrington
Terence Crawford vs Jeff Horn
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BRANDON COOK has known for some time he wouldn’t be fighting Kell Brook in London on July 28 – and has made this fact public – but at least now he has discovered he will still go to the ball and that a new opponent has been sourced.

Next weekend, Cook will meet Sam Eggington, a former British and Commonwealth champion now competing at super-welterweight, presumably over 10 or 12 rounds in a hastily-arranged replacement fight. It’s not the one Cook expected, nor wanted, but it’s a decent matchup nonetheless, and if we know anything about Eggington it’s that he’s rarely in a dull fight.

Ultimately, from Cook’s point of view, it’s just nice to know his training camp, and all those flights and hotels he and his family have booked, won’t be in vain.

 

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