Jeff Horn wants Brook next
After making short work of Anthony Mundine in November, Jeff Horn will be looking for a fight that once again takes him towards the top of boxing's mountain.
And it appears the man the Australian middleweight wants next is 32-year-old British super welterweight Kell Brook.
Horn (19-1-1, 13 KO) is reportedly chasing a fight against Brook (38-2, 26 KO) at 154 pounds, and according to the Australian's promoter, Dean Lonergan, is willing to travel to Britain for a showdown in May.
"I've got a text into (Brook's promoter) Eddie (Hearn) at the moment, my matchmaker has an email and a phone call into Eddie, we love this fight, to have Jeff Horn fight Kell Brook," Lonergan told Sky Sports.
"If you were going to do it, you would definitely go to England, because the boxing market up there is on fire, and Kell Brook in Sheffield, which is where he comes from, you're definitely going to be filling a stadium wherever you go."
Both are former welterweight title holders and in need of a marquee win at the moment. Some analysts felt the fight would be a good option for Horn.
Brook battled to a decision win against Michael Zerafa in his last outing in December and it left Horn licking his lips.
"We think Zerafa is a fighter that Jeff Horn would totally dominate and destroy within five or six rounds, and Kell Brook couldn't put him away," Lonergan said.
"I saw a comment coming from Brook himself, saying 'a lot of people after seeing my performance against Michael Zerafa will come out of the woodwork'.
"Well, we would have been there anyway, but we just look at that and go - it will be a good fight for Jeff."
Prior to his win over Mundine - when he knocked the veteran out in 86 seconds in Brisbane - the 30-year-old Aussie was trounced by Terence Crawford last June, losing his WBO 147-pound title in Las Vegas.
Brook, 32, was hoping to land a fight with longtime rival Amir Khan, but that fell through as Khan has decided to face Crawford in April.
Asked about Crawford's choice of challenger, Lonergan said: "I think that's a really smart move.
"Khan is a known quantity in America, which is why he's getting that big payday and Khan versus Crawford will bring an enormous amount of media in the English market.
"(Crawford promoter) Bob (Arum) is trying to build up Crawford into a global superstar. Taking on Khan is a really, really good move.
"For Khan, the Kell Brook-Amir Khan fight will always be there, but it would lack the same lustre, if Khan was to lose heavily to Crawford. Crawford can really bang. Not only can Crawford bang, he's a superb mover."
Brook lost a pair of fights to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr in 2016-17, and came back last March to knock out Sergey Rabchenko in two rounds. In December 2018, he beat Michael Zerafa.
- with Sky Sports