Sheffield fighter Kell Brook has his sights set on a clash with one of the biggest names in boxing, having ruled out a meeting with Amir Khan this year.
The 28-year-old IBF welterweight champion is currently preparing to defend his belt in his home city on Saturday evening against Jo Jo Dan and is already eyeing the next challenge if he wins out against his Romanian challenger.
Brook is hoping to fight the winner of the huge match-up between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, which takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday May 2nd.
Mayweather is 1.47 to defeat Pacquiao, with Filipino legend Pacquiao 2.72 to come out on top.
A defiant Brook, who has recovered fully from being stabbed in the leg while on holiday in Spain last September, said: “I think the Amir Khan fight is gone for this year. I’m the world champion and I will fight some other massive name.
“It makes sense to do a unification fight. No contact has been made yet with either of them (Mayweather or Pacquiao) and I’m just focusing on my mandatory challenge at the moment.”
Brook, who took the IBF belt by beating Shawn Porter on points in August 2014, heads into his fight with Dan holding an unblemished record of 33 wins from 33 fights, including 22 victories by way of knockout.
Dan, meanwhile, who fights out of Canada, has 34 win from 36 fights to date, with his only two losses coming at the hands of Turkish fighter Selcuk Aydin, both on points in Istanbul.