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Liam Smith says Kell Brook only has himself to blame for not fulfilling his potential

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‘Beefy’ hopes to land a Brook fight which he believes will propel him to bigger things.

Boxing at M&S Bank Arena Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

While one Smith brother, Callum, is hoping to land a major fight against Canelo Alvarez, another Smith brother, Liam, is looking to land a fight against Kell Brook. Smith, 31, is most recently off a decision win over Roberto Garcia just before Christmas and says fighting and beating Kell Brook could push him to the bigger fights he’s aiming for.

“It’s a big fight in this country and there’s no doubt in my mind that the winner pushes on towards even bigger things. There was a win against Shawn Porter that perhaps should’ve pushed Brook on, but I don’t think he can look back at his career and say he got the very best from it because he’s lost every big fight since and he’s not been in the ring for quite a while now. The Khan fight was everything to him and it probably still is, but you can’t say he hasn’t had plenty of chances to make a name for himself elsewhere. He had the opportunity to face Jarrett Hurd when he became mandatory and nothing happened there. He’s only got himself to blame for not fulfilling his potential.”

Smith continues by saying that a Brook fight makes the most sense for him at this stage of his career and that it would be a big draw in the U.K. Brook, however, is currently scheduled to take on Mark DeLuca this weekend in Sheffield and anything could change with a bad outing.

How many of you like to see Liam Smith and Kell Brook square off at junior middleweight?