After Kell Brook’s big win over Shawn Porter last weekend all talk shifted to who the newly crowned IBF welterweight champion of the world face in his first defense.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn said that names have already been popping up as possible Brook opponents for the so called Amir Khan “tune-up” fight in December. for Amir Khan in the summer of 2015.
Names like Juan Manuel Marquez, Brandon Rios, Keith Thurman, Josesito Lopez and others were mentioned by Hearn, making the fight sound nothing like a tune-up bout.
Out of the names mentioned Thurman presents the best fight for fans, as Brook is a gritty fighter who can take a punch as well as he can dish one out. Thurman was on Porter’s radar before Saturday and Thurman would give Brook a great test as he has power that the other mentioned don’t as he has 21 knockouts in 23 fights.
Rios has a big name in the sport, but his last outings weren’t so hot, so the name is there but recent performances won’t hype up the bout as much ...