Brook Wins Return; Charlo, Spence Call Out
Kell Brook scored a win over Sergey Rabchenko on March 3 in Brook’s first fight since losing the IBF Welterweight Title to Errol Spence Jr. last May — a bout that left him with an eye socket injury.
Kell Brook back with a bang! pic.twitter.com/i42vVxqnC8
— The Boxing Post (@theboxingp) March 3, 2018
Brook dominated his return fight and easily handled Rabchenko, knocking him out in the second round. It was also Brook’s debut fight at super welterweight, after spending most of his career at welterweight — with the exception of a failed challenge of middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in September 2016.
“I’m the terminator and I’m back.”
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 3, 2018
As reported by Boxing Scene, Brook’s return and knockout win attracted a few eyes for future bouts — namely WBC champion Jermell Charlo.
“I am top tier, I am the top dog at 154lbs but I also know some of the other killers in the weight class want a piece of Kell Brook,” Charlo told Sky Sports. “I run those belts and I have defended against my mandatories twice now so me fighting Kell Brook is a decision me and my team would have to make. We would definitely try to get Kell Brook over to America, but if the money is right, the champ can always travel, go over to the UK and get the win we will deserve.
I definitely have a blueprint. Styles make fights and I am just not the sort to say ‘no problem, he’s coming up into my weight class, that’s it.’ I know how to beat him already. I am one of the hardest-hitting light-middleweights they’ve had for centuries.
Charlo’s trainer, Derrick James, also trains Spence. Brook has mentioned Charlo as a possible opponent in the near future, but he’ll obviously be unlikely fighting Charlo in his return to the ring in June.
Spence put out his own challenge on Twitter for a possible rematch.
If Kell Brook gets a world title I’ll fight him at 154
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) March 4, 2018
Original Story: Boxing Scene