London, Aug 19 ANI | 1 year ago

British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is reportedly of the opinion that International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight champion Kell Brook could fight Floyd Mayweather next year.

Sheffield's Brook beat Shawn Porter on points on Saturday and is set to defend his title for the first time at Sheffield Arena on 6 December and fellow British fighter Amir Khan has already said he would like to take on the undefeated champion.

Hearn said that he thinks one has to say Brook is now in the running to face Floyd Mayweather, and added that everyone in the division wants to fight Mayweather, but if one hold a world title then he is more likely to face the unbeaten American boxing champion than if one does not, The BBC reported.

Hearn said that Brook is an obvious opponent and Mayweather is a target for 2015.

Mayweather is unbeaten in 46 fights and is set to defend his World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association titles against Argentina's Marcos Maidana on 13 September.

Hearn believes that any potential bout with the American would come after the Khan fight. The Bolton fighter had previously suggested that Brook would pull out of the bout with Porter as he did not think he could beat him.

After his win in California Brook said a fight between himself and Khan was one that British boxing fans would want to see.

Hearn added that for him it is an outdoor event for spring or summer 2015. He also said that it is the same sort of size as Carl Froch against George Groves and it would be good to see it at Wembley or Bramall Lane or Old Trafford.

(Posted on 20-08-2014)

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