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Jarrett Hurd vs Kell Brook?

Hurd's Trainer Reveals Team Are Looking To Fight 'The Special One' Next.

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

The super-welterweight division has really taken shape over the course of 2018. Jermell Charlo remains WBC champion, The 27-year old Texan hasn't fought since knocking Erickson Lubin out cold in October 2017. He takes on a former victim of brother, Jermall in June at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles. 

Last weekend saw a new champion at the 154-pound limit burst onto the scene in a big way as Jaime Munguia blitzed through Sadam Ali in four rounds, picking up the division's WBO belt in the process. And of course, at the beginning of last month, Jarrett Hurd unified his IBF title with that of Erislandy Lara's WBA 'Super' title in what will no doubt be a fight of the year candidate. 

Now, no sooner had Munguia sparked out Ali, did social media worldwide begin to salivate over the prospect of the Mexican fighting Hurd in yet another unification bout. But it seems like we'll have to wait a little while for that. Hurd's team going so far as to say that fight is not in their short-term plans. Julian 'J-Rock' Williams is the IBF mandatory challenger. But 'Swift' and his team are looking across the Atlantic for his next challenge and a fight with a certain 'Special One'.

“We are targeting Kell Brook right now,” Ernesto Rodriguez told BLH. “We are trying to get ready for Charlo. Jarrett wants his ass bad. But I’m not letting that happen until we get a right-handed fight, fully be back on rhythm. Brook would be perfect, big name, top three, good financial reward, plus he called out Jarrett.”

Brook made a return to winning ways with a two-round demolition job of Sergey Rabchenko in March in front of a hometown crowd in Sheffield. It seemed to reignite a fire in 'Special K' and a world title at a second weight was what he appeared to be chasing. A fight with Amir Khan looks no closer to being done in spite of them sharing the same promoter. Provided that the WBA do not call for an immediate rematch for Hurd against Lara, a fight against the man who arguably brings more money than anyone in the division appears to be his next move.