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Ring of Fire: Kell Brook Signs with Matchroom, Peterson-Cayo, Adamek-McBride Weights, Roman Martinez Hurt

Lamont Peterson will headline Friday Night Fights on April 29. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Lamont Peterson will headline Friday Night Fights on April 29. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Kell Brook Officially Signs with Matchroom Sport

UK welterweight prospect/contender Kell Brook has officially left promoter Frank Warren, and in perhaps a bit of a surprise, has signed with Matchroom Sport, the promoters of Prizefighter. Middleweight contender Darren Barker also recently signed with the Eddie Hearn-led outfit, and with Brook joining the ranks, Matchroom is starting to become more and more of a factor in the UK fight game.

Sky Sports reports that a June date is likely for Brook's debut with the company, fighting in Sheffield against an opponent to be named. His ultimate goal remains to get a major fight, perhaps against Mike Jones, but nothing that big is likely for June.

Lamont Peterson-Victor Cayo Set for 4/29 Friday Night Fights

The scheduled April 29 fight at 140 pounds between Victor Cayo and Tim Coleman is off, but a better fight is replacing it. Cayo will now face top ten talent Lamont Peterson, with the winner in line for a shot at Zab Judah's alphabet belt. This now is probably the most significant fight on the FNF schedule as it stands right now, and is a heck of a grab. The fight is happening because Peterson exercised an option to take an eliminator fight.

Roman Martinez Off of 4/16 Bill

Ryan Burton of BoxingScene.com reports that Roman "Rocky" Martinez has withdrawn from his scheduled April 16 fight with Luis Cruz, citing a fractured right thumb. Martinez-Cruz was set to be the co-feature on Showtime next weekend, the card headlined by Juan Manuel Lopez taking on Orlando Salido. Martinez is hoping to have the fight rescheduled.

Adamek-McBride Weights

Tomasz Adamek came in at 215 pounds at today's weigh-in, or 70 pounds less than opponent Kevin McBride. It's an even bigger weight disadvantage than Adamek had last August against Michael Grant (44 pounds). Fightnews.com has photos from the weigh-in. Adamek will look to get rounds in against McBride, but the "Clones Colossus" won't ever really be in the fight. There is an outside shot that pure size plays a factor. Adamek really didn't like getting hit by Grant, who is almost as washed-out as McBride, and McBride's even bigger. I would pick Adamek to win a decision, but I expect at some point McBride is going to be so exhausted that he folds.

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