IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook has uncovered his ambition to exceed fellow Welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr’s career ledger of 49-0 before retiring from the prize ring.
Sheffield’s Brook was one of a number of possible candidates who ultimately lost out on the opportunity to face the pound for pound king Mayweather, who has seemingly decided to bow out of boxing following his latest victory over Andre Berto last weekend.
Brook commends the American’s credentials.
He is in no however, overawed by the achievement – one shared and arguably bested by former champions Rocky Marciano and Ricardo Lopez, the latter retiring with a record of 51-0-1 (with considerably less publicity than Mayweather) at Heavyweight and Straw-weight respectively.
“His [Mayweather’s] record is incredible,” commented Brook.
“But I believe I can reach that pinnacle and go past it.”
The next obstacle for Brook to overcome in his quest to make good his belief comes in the form of Argentina’s Diego Chaves on 24th October in front of a Yorkshire home town crowd.
The fight will be aired as part of a bumper evening of championship boxing action on Sky, one which will also see Tyson Fury challenge unified Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko for division supremacy in Dusseldorff, Germany.