According to a press release, 'Showtime' Stevie has snagged a broadcast for his network, which will air the live fight between Kell Brook and Diego Chaves on Oct. 24th at 5:45pm EST. This will be a Showtime presentation of the Sky Sports telecast that'll feature analysis from Brian Custer, Al Bernstein and Paulie Malignaggi before and after the fight. Showtime will also re-air the telecast at 9pm EST that night.
"We're excited to be back in business with Kell Brook, Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn and to deliver this exciting matchup of top 10 welterweights to the U.S. audience," said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports. "Kell won the world title on SHOWTIME in an action-packed victory over Shawn Porter last fall, establishing himself as one of the top welterweights in the world - but Diego Chaves is a rugged fighter who has also proven that he can compete with the elite of the division."
Kell Brook is obviously ecstatic to be able to showcase his brand on both sides of the Atlantic, being that it can only make him a more marketable commodity.
"I'm delighted that my fight with Chaves is going to be shown in the U.S.," said Brook, who hails from Sheffield and will be the favorite in this fight. "I was thrilled when I saw my name in the top 10 of the pound-for-pound list in The Ring Magazine, and now is the time that I need to show the fans in the U.S. that I am a must-see fighter."
This is a fight that Brook should win, but it shouldn't be an easy feat as Diego Chaves has a knack for putting together scrappy performances to give his opponents hell, even in defeat.