Brook vs Rabchenko: WBC king Jermell Charlo says he has 'blueprint' to beat Kell Brook
By Tim Hobbs
Last Updated: 03/03/18 7:22pm
Jermell Charlo would welcome a fight with Kell Brook over in America because he already "has a blueprint" on how to beat him.
The unbeaten WBC world champion will be paying close attention to the 'Special One's first fight in the super-welterweight division against Sergey Rabchenko, in Sheffield, on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.
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Charlo shares the same trainer, Derrick James, with Errol Spence Jr and was part of the team that saw him take Brook's IBF welterweight title away, so will have no problem facing him, but only on his own terms.
"I am top tier, I am the top dog at 154lbs but I also know some of the other killers in the weight class want a piece of Kell Brook," he exclusively told Sky Sports.
I am a dog in the sport. I train like a dog and I eat and fight like a lion and if Kell Brook thinks he's got what it takes, put his money up, tell his people to come over here
"I run those belts and I have defended against my mandatories twice now so me fighting Kell Brook is a decision me and my team would have to make.
"We would definitely try to get Kell Brook over to America, but if the money is right, the champ can always travel, go over to the UK and get the win we will deserve.
"I definitely have a blueprint. Styles make fights and I am just not the sort to say 'no problem, he's coming up into my weight class, that's it'. I know how to beat him already. I am one of the hardest-hitting light-middleweights they've had for centuries.
Hearns If Brooks Wins Within 6 He Might Be An Nominee For 06/09.. I Call The Shots On This One. LionsOnly— JERMELL CHARLO (@TwinCharlo) March 2, 2018
"I am a dog in the sport. I train like a dog and I eat and fight like a lion and if Kell Brook thinks he's got what it takes, put his money up, tell his people to come over here, jump on a private jet... I'll even let him train in my gym, so we can make a fight in my hometown.
"We're talking about Texas, we have an international airport and we welcome everyone with a good reason. I am the champ, so I don't expect to have to go over there."
Charlo and twin brother Jermall wrote their names in the history books when they became only the second set of twins to hold professional world titles, back in May 2016.
Jermall has moved up to middleweight but with explosive knockout wins over Charles Hatley and Erickson Lubin last year and a scheduled fight in Los Angeles in June, will still be keeping an eye on Brook.
"We want some more competition up in my division so it's a great move from Kell Brook," he said.
"He clearly can't make 147lbs anymore so he if want to come and make some money, we've definitely got a new dance partner.
"But if that is their plan and his route or even if Eddie Hearn can pull some tricks, this is a guy that is coming on the back of two losses, so he can't just jump up from 147lbs and become a champion at 154lbs, just because he's old in the game, it doesn't work that way.
"Rabchenko is 38, a bit older now and Kell is the hungrier and he can set up shots from different angles, which I don't think Sergey can.
"Sergey has been in the line-up for years, so I'll certainly be watching. Eddie Hearn, I'll be ringside if he pays for a flight over there. This is a tough fight for Kell, so he's got to stay focused."
Watch Brook vs Rabchenko from Sheffield, live on Saturday, March 3, on Sky Sports Main Event & Action, from 7.30pm.