Kell Brook not looking past Matthew Hatton

Kell Brook
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Rising welterweight star Kell Brook denies that he is looking past his British title showdown with Matthew Hatton in Sheffield this Saturday night.

Rising welterweight star Kell Brook has denied that he is looking past his British title showdown with Matthew Hatton in Sheffield this Saturday night.

The 25-year-old, who made his American debut against Luis Galarza in December, has been linked with possible bouts against Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto, Devon Alexander and Amir Khan.

However, the Sheffield fighter has said that he will leave talk of his future fight prospects to promoter Eddie Hearn.

"Matthew [Hatton] 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 to be 100% focussed on him. I'll let others do the talking about these fights in the future - right now it's all about Hatton."

Hearn believes that a potential fight with Amir Khan could pull in huge receipts and whet the appetite of both domestic and international fight fans.

"Khan, Ortiz, Berto, Maidana and Alexander are all fights that we want to make this year," said Hearn.

"We will have 10,000 fight fans in the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield for Brook vs. Hatton, so what sort of numbers do you think a fight with Amir Khan would do?"

Brook is unbeaten in 26 professional contests, registering 18 victories by way of knockout.

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 England flagEngland383633107
2 AustraliaAustralia353240107
3 CanadaCanada2272251
4 Scotland flagScotland13121439
11 Wales flagWales4101327
22 Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland0112