Kell Brook insists he is full focussed on beating Matthew Hatton in their War of the Roses clash this Saturday, despite constantly being linked with mega fights against the World’s best.
The Sheffield star headlines the biggest fight of his career at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield and it is a contest that could see the victor emerge with a World title shot.
Brook has been linked with huge showdowns with the likes of Andre Berto, Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander and of course, Bolton’s Amir Khan, but the 25 year-old says such contests can wait as he prepares to settle the debate on who is the number one welterweight in Britain.
“Matthew is a very dangerous opponent and one that I am full of respect for,” said Brook. “I know that if I take him lightly he will beat me so I have been 100 per cent focussed on him – I’ll let others do the talking about these fights in the future, right now it’s all about Hatton.
“Fights with World champions are what every boxer dreams of and I am no different. But at no point have I taken my eye off the ball during the build up to this fight, even when people have asked me about Khan and the rest.”
Over 9,000 tickets have already been sold for Saturday’s show and promoter Eddie Hearn believes that figure shows the kind of pulling power that The Special One has.
“It’s my job to look beyond this fight for Kell, but I know he certainly won’t be doing that,” said Hearn.
“Khan, Ortiz, Berto, Maidana and Alexander are all fights that we want to make this year. We will have 10,000 fight fans in the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield for Brook vs. Hatton, so what sort of numbers do you think a fight with Amir Khan would do?”