Kell Brook considering American options


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Sheffield fighter Kell Brook has options on the table of some big fights in America as he ponders his next career move, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

The former IBF welterweight champion may stay at the weight, despite producing a below-par performance in his last fight against Michael Zerafa.

Before coming back down to 147lbs, Brook had campaigned at super-welterweight and produced a devastating knockout against Siarhei Rabchanka.

Brook has done well in the USA before, winning his only world title against Shawn Porter in 2014. He had been hoping to take on Amir Khan later this year but the Bolton fighter has now decided to take on WBO welterweight king Terence Crawford.

A domestic clash against Liam Smith could be on the agenda but Hearn says there are some great options in the States.

He told Sky Sports: “There’s a couple of big fights in the States that are available to him.

“Obviously he’s going to be keeping an eye out for the Khan fight as well, but that’s something he wants to park over now to the side, and move on.

“The Liam Smith fight is another fight he will be looking at as well, so yeah he’s another guy that needs to pull the trigger in the next couple of weeks to decide his next step.

“Yes, he’s mandatory to Jarrett Hurd. Really the big decision is the weight. Do you stay at 147, do you go 154? “His discipline is so much better now, so there’s a part of me that thinks that 147 is achievable, but we’ll talk shortly.”

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