It’s no secret that Kell Brook has designs on a big U.K. fight with rival Amir Khan, but first he needs to take care of business when he faces Michael Zerafa this weekend in Sheffield, England. With a win over Zerafa, which is expected, Brook will likely be faced with the prospect of having to make the welterweight limit once again if he wants a shot at Khan.
There have been many reports on how difficult it’s been for Brook to hit the 147lb mark, which ultimately resulted in Brook moving up in weight, but his new trainer John Fewkes doesn’t think that will be an issue so long as Brook keeps his eyes on the prize (and of the dessert menu).
“Honestly, I didn’t know if Kell would be able to boil down to welterweight, he’s massive for 147 and I thought ‘will he struggle?’
“Having been in camp, I don’t think he’ll struggle at all, he just has to box Zerafa and then get straight back in the gym, be professional and stick to a certain food regime.
”He will make 147lbs easily if he stays on it.”
Of course a fight with Khan is no guarantee, and it’s recently been reported that Khan has received a $5M offer to take on Terence Crawford, which could further push back a fight with Brook — if it happens at all. Most parties involved believe that Khan and Brook owe it to fans to finally reach terms to square off in the ring, but for now we’ll just have to wait and see how things unfold.