Warren takes a shot at Kell Brook, points out he still hasn’t had a title fight
By William Mackay: Frank Warren took a shot at unbeaten welterweight contender Kell Brook (26-0, 18 KO’s) at his column in thesun.co.uk on Friday, noting that the 25-year-old Brook still hasn’t fought for a world title since Brook left Warren close to a year ago.
Apparently, Brook left Warren thinking he could get a faster shot at a title by doing so. However, here Brook is after eight years as a pro still not having fought a world title. Brook will likely be fighting against Matthew Hatton on March 17th in what will be Brook’s biggest fight of his career, but yet a fight that is far short of a world title shot.
Warren said in his column at thesun.co.uk “Kell Brook left me to get a quicker route to a world title fight, yet nearly a year later he is still to fight for one…Matthew [is his] big showcase his promoter promised. Last year I offered him the interim WBO or WBA world titles or there was an opportunity against the beatable IBF champion light middleweight Cornelius Bundradge.”
I think Brook would have been better off with Warren because he hasn’t done a thing and even now he’s only fighting Hatton. If and when Brook does fight for a title, it’s likely he’ll face the powerful Mike Jones for the vacant IBF belt. I think that’s a terrible match-up for Brook. He’s not as big as Jones and he’s not had to face someone that can punch like that guy. Brook will be out of his league when he starts getting by that big guy. Had Brook fought for the WBA title last year, he could have taken on and likely beaten champion Vyacheslav Senchenko . That’s a much easier fight than taking on Jones. I know Brook feels he can take Jones, but he’s really kidding himself. That’s a knockout loss waiting to happen for Brook. He matches up with Senchenko and that’s it. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao both would easily beat Brook, but they wouldn’t waste time fighting him because he’s not fought the right people to be recognized in the sport.