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Kell Brook offered fight with Jeff Horn

A possible 154-pound bout between the two is in early talks.

Kell Brook Media Workout Photo by George Wood/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

According to Jeff Horn’s team in a report at Sky Sports, Kell Brook has been offered a fight with the Australian star, though obviously we’re far away from any sort of confirmation of that actually happening.

Horn (19-1-1, 13 KO) is offering a fight at 154 pounds, and his team says he’d go to the United Kingdom for the bout with Brook (38-2, 26 KO). Both are former welterweight titleholders and in need of a marquee sort of win at the moment, and a matchup between the two could make perfect sense.

Horn, 30, was trounced by Terence Crawford last June, losing his WBO 147-pound title in Las Vegas. He rebounded with a December win at a catchweight between junior middleweight and middleweight, knocking out veteran Anthony Mundine in just 96 seconds in Brisbane, Australia.

Brook, 32, was of course hoping to land a fight with longtime press rival Amir Khan, but that again fell through as Khan has decided to face Crawford in April. Brook lost a pair of fights to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr in 2016-17, and came back last March to knock out Sergey Rabchenko in two rounds. In December, he beat Michael Zerafa clearly, but sort of labored through the performance.

If this fight goes down, who do you see winning?

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