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Jermell Charlo open to UK trip to face Kell Brook

Jermell Charlo will be taking a look at Kell Brook’s return today.

Jermell Charlo v Erickson Lubin Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

WBC junior middleweight titleholder Jermell Charlo will be keeping a close eye on today’s fight between Kell Brook and Sergey Rabchenko, as he says he’s looking at Brook as a potential opponent, and would be willing to travel to the United Kingdom for the fight.

From Sky Sports:

“We would definitely try to get Kell Brook over to America, but if the money is right, the champ can always travel, go over to the UK and get the win we will deserve.

“I definitely have a blueprint. Styles make fights and I am just not the sort to say ‘no problem, he’s coming up into my weight class, that’s it’. I know how to beat him already. I am one of the hardest-hitting light-middleweights they’ve had for centuries.”

Charlo (30-0, 15 KO) is set to return on Showtime’s June 9 card, headlined by the Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares rematch in Los Angeles.

He goes on to say that he would expect a Brook fight to be in the United States, but that’s no guarantee, of course, and it might be bigger in the UK, particularly in Brook’s hometown of Sheffield, where Errol Spence Jr knocked Brook off last year.

That said, Brook’s been willing to travel before, too, coming to the States to beat Shawn Porter for the IBF welterweight title back in 2014.

All of this depends, of course, on how Brook looks today in his debut at 154 pounds, and whether or not Charlo would be the biggest fight for him later this year, and whether or not the sides could come to an agreement. There’s also the Amir Khan fight lurking for Brook, something he’s wanted for years and is more possible than ever at this point, as both are with Matchroom.

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