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Brook aims to supplant Mayweather in rankings and record

With Mayweather announcing his retirement from the sport, Kell Brook has cracked Ring Magazine's top 10 pound-for-pound list. Does he have what it takes to make it to the top of the heap?

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After Floyd Mayweather announced his retirement from boxing after easily defeating Andre Berto, a lot of things are changing. The WBC has announced that they're in the process of figuring out what the future holds for their green title straps at welterweight and junior middleweight, and the rankings have gotten a bit of a shake up.

Ring Magazine has just released their new top 10 pound-for-pound rankings (now led by Roman Gonzalez) and Kell Brook has made the cut at number 10. He's also been rated number one at welterweight by the magazine, ahead of Manny Pacquiao. Despite him seeing it as a honor to be named in the pound-for-pound rankings, Brook has ideas on sitting atop of the heap and one day besting Floyd's professional record.

"It's brilliant to be recognised as one of the top ten fighters in the World and the number one Welterweight by Ring magazine," said Brook. "I have worked tirelessly over my career to reach the top, and I am now getting to where I want to be - but the journey is only really beginning for me as I want to be the best in the World.

"Floyd's last fight on Saturday means that the door is open for someone to become boxing's new mega-star - and I want to be that man. His 49-0 record is incredible and he leaves a phenomenal legacy behind, but I believe I can reach that pinnacle and go past it."

Do you think Brook's place in those rankings are justified, and do you think he has what it takes to top the pound-for-pound list and get past 49-0?

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