PROMOTER Eddie Hearn believes Kell Brook lived up to his ‘Special K’ moniker and he intends to build his profile stateside.
The Sheffield boxer took his boxing record to 25 straight wins by stopping tough Pole Rafal Jackiewicz inside of six rounds at a sold-out Ponds Forge last weekend.
Hearn is very much your modern, cool businessman and he was straight onto social networking site Twitter afterwards and was pleased to see his fighter ‘trending’ worldwide.
He told The Telegraph: “You don’t see any other British domestic fighters trending like that. I was in America last week and everyone was asking me about Kell.
“Kell is 25. It’s unbelievable how good he is. Jackiewicz was higher rated than Kell and he couldn’t land a glove on him. He couldn’t handle the speed; he couldn’t handle the class. Kell’s in a different league and he could be one of the best fighters that Britain has ever had. He is that good and he made it look so easy.”
Brook constantly beat his opponent, a former European champion, to the punch. Although the timing of the stoppage may have appeared harsh, nothing was coming back from the Pole and to have let the fight continue would have been futile. With that win over a world-rated opponent, Brook will jump up all the rankings on the different governing bodies and has options galore in boxing’s best division.
Amir Khan and Andre Berto are both possible opponents for next year and Ukrainian Viacheslav Senchenko is the WBA title holder.
“Senchenko is the champion but he doesn’t like leaving the Ukraine. We can put pressure on them for a fight, but we don’t want to be going over there for no money,” added Hearn.
“The next big step, which I’d like to be at Sheffield Arena, has to be a big fight, which has to be either a world title fight or against someone like Paul Malignaggi.”
Promoting a boxer isn’t just about how good they are in the ring, and Hearn has no complaints on that front either. “He’s got sponsors coming out of his ears, he’s modelling and we’re going to push his profile through the roof. Kell is called the ‘Special One’ for a reason.”
Hearn also revealed that he is set to put Brook on his current world champion Carl Froch’s bill in December in a “welcome to America fight.”
Kell’s stablemate, Kid Galahad continued his progress with a dominant display over Scotland’s James Ancliff. Galahad landed with ease before an uppercut, left hook combination ended the fight in the fourth round.