Brook ready for mega fights in a division packed with world class talent…
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook could be in line to face Floyd Mayweather next year, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.
The 28-year-old defeated Shawn Porter on points in California on Saturday night to become the new IBF king, and he is expected to make the first defence of his title on December 6 in Sheffield.
However, despite fellow British fighter Amir Khan insisting that he would take a fight with his domestic rival, Hearn is eyeing big things for Brook in the near future.
“I think you have to say Kell is now in the running to face Floyd Mayweather,” Hearn told BBC Radio Sheffield.
“Everyone in the division wants to fight Floyd, but if you hold a world title then you are more likely to face him than if you don’t.
“He’s an obvious opponent and Mayweather is a target for 2015.”
Mayweather is next in action on September 13 when he faces Marcos Maidana for a second time as he looks to protect his perfect 46-0 record.
However, Hearn believes that the fight with Khan will in all probability come before a clash with the American, and he envisages it being equally as big as the encounter between Carl Froch and George Groves at Wembley back in May.
The Matchroom managing director revealed that talks between the two camps could begin as early as this week, but he is confident that Brook will now continue to step up and deliver as he aims to unify the division and take on some of the biggest names in boxing.
Nevertheless, the public demand in the UK will be to see Brook and Khan clash, with their rivalry building up over a number of years with the latter being particularly dismissive of his rival as he didn’t believe that he was at the same level.
However, after defeated Porter, Brook told Khan “to get in the queue” now but he remains keen to silence the Bolton fighter by defeating him in the ring in the near future.