Brook camp calls out Khan after slick win
Welterweight prospect Kell Brook moved a step closer to a world title fight after stopping former European champion Rafal Jackiewicz in the sixth round in his home town of Sheffield.
It was the first time Jackiewicz has been stopped in his career, and while the Pole protested what was an admittedly soft stoppage, it is hard to imagine he could have lasted much longer with Brook who now has a perfect 25-0 record.
Brook looked in a different class to Jackiewicz from the start as he easily won every round by peppering his jab into the face of the former world title contender Jackiewicz who barely landed a shot.
After the fight his promoter Eddie Hearn revealed he has held preliminary talks with the camp of IBF champion Andre Berto over a possible fight in the near future but said that he wanted to arrange an all-British clash with Amir Khan, currently in the weight class below Brook, in 2012.
"People talk about Amir Khan and that is a natural fight in 2012," Hearn told Sky Sports.
"That is a fight that this country has to see in 2012, it is a natural fight and we will push to make it happen. He can keep making excuses but it doesn't matter, we are going to get him."
Hearn also said he was hoping to put Brook on the undercard to the rearranged Carl Froch-Andre Ward super-middleweight Super Six title fight in Atlantic City on December 17th to help build up Brook's American profile.
Brook meanwhile said he was happy to leave his future to Hearn after reflecting on another impressive performance.
"I was just enjoying myself, I never needed to get out of second gear," said the 25-year-old.
"(It was a fair stoppage) he was about to go, his face was a mess, and I was just enjoying myself taking him apart with the jab."