Kell Brook, had an operation after suffering a damaged eye socket in his loss to Gennady Golovkin in September when he moved up two weight divisions in his last fight. Brook suffered his first defeat in thirty-seven professional fights as he was unable to contend with the very accurate and very powerful Gennady Golovkin. However, this has not deterred the Sheffield fight who is now focusing on his next fight. “I want the welterweight unification fights but if they aren’t there then it will be Errol Spence Jr next in a big UK show, I know there are options at 154lb and I may even be more suited there, but I am not willing to give up what I fought so hard for.”
Spence is the IBF’s mandatory welterweight challenger after he defeated Leonard Bundu in August and could be the next challenger to face Brook. Promoter Eddie Hearn told the media “In an ideal world, he would unify the division against Manny Pacquiao, but the Spence fight is also one that really excites him and fight fans. That could be a big fight here in the UK and with the 75-25 split in place we would be very confident of bringing that fight to Sheffield.” Pacquiao has returned to senate duties following his recent victory over Jessie Vargas and remains a firm target for Brook along with Khan, Hearn still believes a deal with Khan can be done, with both Brook and his bitter rival saying they will meet at welterweight.
So what do you think will be the next fighter to step into the right with Brook. One thing is certain, Manny Pacquiao looked good in his latest fight and would no doubt be a durable opponent for Brook, Khan has not really been dazzling the fans, losing his last fight to Canelo Alvarez, as he was knocked out in the sixth round.