Manny Pacquiao exhibition next?  'Kell Brook wants another fight,' promoter Ben Shalom reveals |  boxing news

It has been a yr since Kell Brook beat longtime rival Amir Khan, however the former world welterweight champion may but return to motion as soon as once more.

Brook retired final yr on the age of 36 however is contemplating a comeback, with a shock suggestion linking him to boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.

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In 2009, Manny Pacquiao confirmed his unimaginable pace in opposition to Ricky Hatton and stopped the Hitman within the second spherical.

Ben Shalom, who promoted Khan-Brook, thinks such an occasion with 44-year-old Pacquiao must be an exhibition.

“I’ve heard that [about Pacquiao]. I’m not positive. For me, it is most likely an exhibition actually. Clearly it could be aggressive,” Shalom stated. sky sports activities.

“It will be a terrific struggle for Kell, to be trustworthy, a very good celebration of his profession, which he deserves. However I do not know the way critical Manny is anymore.”

Shalom nevertheless revealed: “I do know Kell was speaking about yet one more struggle and requested concerning the [Liam] Black-smith-[Chris] Eubank state of affairs so I would not be stunned to see him within the ring.”

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Kell Brook returned as soon as once more to The entire Lights as he made an unimaginable ring entrance for his blockbuster struggle with Amir Khan

Brook has spent most of his profession at welterweight, though he fought Khan at a catchweight of 149 kilos. So boxing Liam Smith, who solely went from 154 kilos for the Chris Eubank Jr struggle, to tremendous welterweight ought to make sense to him.

“I believe he can be very within the winner of Chris versus Liam, I do not see him preventing till June, I believe it’d work out effectively for him to face the winner,” Shalom stated.

Smith vs Eubank II could possibly be in Could or June

Following his fourth-round loss to Smith in Manchester final month, Eubank Jr exercised his contract clause to set off a rematch with Liam Smith, and Shalom expects that struggle to happen in Could or June.

“I acquired an electronic mail immediately from Wasserman [Eubank’s promoter] to formally set off the rematch,” BOXXER’s basic supervisor confirmed.

“We’ll attempt to get a date that works for all events, nevertheless it looks as if the Eubanks and Wasserman and everybody actually need the rematch and that is what we’ll get.

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Kell Brook was thrilled after stopping Amir Khan in spherical six of their Battle Britain

“I believe it is an enormous struggle. The primary time round, I believe loads of the informal followers did not actually consider that Liam Smith may do it, although everybody was saying he may. I do not assume that there was this perception.

“Liam Smith had by no means been in a pay-per-view struggle earlier than within the UK. He was new to it. He was a brand new identify in a field workplace struggle. However since that knockout he is now catapulted from profile.

“The bookmakers, from what I’ve seen, nonetheless have Eubank as a favourite, which is loopy to me. Nevertheless it exhibits how a lot curiosity there’s and the way vital this struggle shall be. Now , Liam Smith is firmly on everybody’s radar.”

He added: “Could/June, I anticipate that to occur. No accidents on both aspect and I believe they each need to proceed.”

There shall be different main fights for the winner, and Kell Brook shall be a type of choices.

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