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Kell Brook to return in July, take ‘big’ fight afterwards

Eddie Hearn says they’re interested in both Amir Khan and Jarrett Hurd.

Kell Brook v Sergey Rabchenko Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

It looks as though Kell Brook will be targeting another relatively soft touch before stepping up for the ‘big one.’ Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn tells Sky Sports that Brook will be fighting again this July against an opponent to be determined before stepping up in competition.

“Kell will be boxing in July and then after that we are looking for the big one,” Hearn exclusively told Sky Sports.

“Of course Amir is the big focus but I was interested to see Jarrett Hurd’s comments and that’s a fight we would definitely be interested in.”

Hurd, the unified IBF and WBA junior middleweight titleholder has recently been calling out Brook as he appears to view him as a marketable name who’s ripe for the picking.

Hearn sort of admits that Hurd won’t be an easy fight for Brook but says that Brook has his heart set on winning a world title at 154, and Hurd currently holds half of those major world titles. That said, Hearn says all the 154lb titleholders are potential targets for Brook and he expects to stage that level fight for Brook by the end of the year.

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