Kell Brook has insisted that he wants to face the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao after he successfully defends his IBF welterweight title.
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Brook returns to the ring on March 28 to face his mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield, and he remains confident that he will defend his crown after recovering from his horrific attack on holiday last year.
The 28-year-old is still unbeaten and enjoyed the biggest night of his career so far last August when he went to California and defeated Shawn Porter for the world title.
However, he is aiming for bigger things in 2015 and believes that a win against Dan and the conclusion of the Mayweather-Pacquiao feud on May 2 could spark talk of a unification fight down the line.
“I’m not looking past Jo Jo. I know he will bring the heat, but I want to get this mandatory defence done and then target those mega-fights that are out there in the division. I know he feels he worked so hard to get into the mandatory position just like I did, but I will be working twice as hard to keep the belt that I earned,” Brook said, according to Sky Sports.
“After May 2, there will only be two champions in the division – myself and Floyd or Manny. I want to unify this division in style. I’m coming for them all.”
Brook received a boost this week as it was announced that SHOWTIME Sports will also air his fight with Dan in the USA, and so he will be delighted that his profile continues to grow outside of the UK which will in turn help him secure fights with the top names in the division.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has previously suggested that Brook could face the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez or Brandon Rios this summer, and if he can come through that big test then there is no reason as to why a unification bout wouldn’t interest all parties.