Hey, who wants a fight? Kell Brook ready for his new appointment

Brook points the way forward, but against who?
Brook points the way forward, but against who?
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Let’s face it, talk of who is - and isn’t - likely to fight Kell Brook next has got a little tiresome.

If you see a sentence with the words Brook and Amir Khan in it, for instance, it will almost certainly include references to the Sheffielder calling out the Bolton man and Khan shrugging it off.

Khan’s most recent insult is that no-one in America - other than Shawn Porter, whom Brook beat for the IBF welterweight title, knows him.

That’s not quite true. Unbeaten Florida-based WBA-champion Keith Thurman, who outpointed Robert Guerrero in Las Vegas in March, wants an opponent and is willing to face Brook, Khan, Porter Timothy Bradley, or Andre Berto.

“I’d fight Timothy Bradley, I’d fight Amir Khan, and I’d fight Kell Brook next. I know there are fans that probably still wouldn’t mind seeing me fight Porter. Berto just fought and won,” Thurman said.

Berto, another Florida fighter, is also keen on a shot at Brook’s IBF belt. He said of the South Yorkshireman: “I heard he looked good (in his win over Jo Jo Dan). I would definitely love that fight.”

American Brandon Rios says he also was impressed by Brook’s four-round demolition job over the Romanian.

“Brook did what he had to do to win that fight comfortably to show everybody that he is no joke and no toy to play around with. If we fought, I think it would be for a good fight for the UK fans and I hope we can do it.”

Meanwhile, Brummie Frankie Gavin is being touted as a possibility for Brook - maybe on May 30 at the O2 Arena in London.