News | May 20 2016

Kell Brook vs Jessie Vargas announcement imminent

Kell Brook looks to be fighting Jessie Vargas in August
Kell Brook
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KELL BROOK looks set to meet WBO world welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in a unification fight in Sheffield on August 27.

Brook, the IBF champion, has struggled to get fights with the division’s top names since taking the title from Shawn Porter in 2014.

His promoter, Eddie Hearn, has been in talks with Vargas, as well as the likes of Timothy Bradley and Danny Garcia, though the Las Vegas-based Californian now looks to be the one who will face Brook in the summer.