Kell Brook rival '˜demands' $5m for Sheffield clash

Danny Garica is rumoured to have put a five million dollar price tag on any possible fight with Kell Brook in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 6:51 pm
Kell Brook pictured before his fight with Kevin Bizier in Sheffield

IBF champion Brook is desperate to unify the welterweight division and has told his promoter Eddie Hearn that the American rival’s WBC belt is his top pick.

Speculation over the pond is that Garcia would travel to England, most likely for a July outdoor show at Bramall Lane, if he is guaranteed a five million dollar purse (more than three and a half million pounds.)

Brook is a proud athlete and showed over the failed negotiations with Amir Khan that he would not be short-changed.

So if the rumours are true Hearn will be doing his sums to see if a Pay Per View show would be a financial success as well as a global spectacle.

Certainly, Garcia v Brook would be a mouth-watering clash. The 28-year-old from Philadelphia has an unblemished 32-fight winning career, taking the scalps of Robert Guerrero, Lamont Peterson and Erik Morales along the well as stopping Khan, four years ago in Las Vegas.

More than half of his victims have failed to last the distance against him.

Garcia has boxed in Puerto Rico and Mexico, so has been prepared to go to other countries when it suits him.

A few days ago Adrien Broner suggested he would fight Garcia, despite the fact the pair are friends.

Interestingly, Brook also asked twitter followers this week “Who would love to see me fight @AdrienBroner RT to make it happen this summer!”