Boxing News At Five | Jun 13 2018

Boxing News at Five: Mixed bag announced for Whyte vs. Parker undercard, Rocky hopes for field day against Zeuge

Kell Brook, Katie Taylor, Conor Benn and Joshua Buatsi get July 28 opponents, while Rocky Fielding wants to prove he's no regular WBA title defence
Kell Brook next fight
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THE deluge of July 28 undercard fights unveiled by Matchroom Boxing this morning was a bit like rummaging through a sack of presents on Christmas Day. For every Scalextric or Action Man, there was a pair of socks and a mouldy satsuma.

Most disappointing of all, I suppose, was the news that Kell Brook, formerly one of the best welterweights on the planet, will lock horns with unknown Canadian Brandon Cook, someone whose only loss occurred in the only fight he has taken outside his homeland.

Cook, 20-1 (13), was a man about whom little was known this morning. In fact, were it not for a press release and a Google search, he would still be off most people’s radars, both as a super-welterweight contender and as a possible Kell Brook opponent.