Kell Brook wants to face the winner of tonight's massive showdown
Last Updated: 02/05/15 12:41pm
IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook believes Floyd Mayweather will triumph in Saturday night's massive showdown with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.
Brook’s fellow welterweights are meeting in one of the biggest fights in boxing history overnight and the Sheffield fighter is hopeful he will get to face the winner in a unification bout.
Looking towards Saturday night's showdown, Brook told Sky Sports News HQ: “I am like a kid at Christmas, like every fight fan is.
“It has been ongoing for years and we are finally going to get to see who the winner is.
“I think it will live up to the hype, I just can’t wait to see the fight.”
As for a prediction, he added: “There is a lot riding on this and I am expecting the early rounds to be a bit of a chess match.
“Then, I can just see Mayweather pulling away. He always finds a way, he always adjusts in fights, and I can see him being accurate in the later parts.
“I can also see Pacquiao being relentless, thinking ‘I am a bit behind on points’, being reckless, being caught by a big shot later in the fight, and possibly getting stopped.
I have to take care of Frankie Gavin on 30 May and we have got a fight pencilled in for August but, if the fight comes for September, I would grab it with both hands, a unification fight with the winner.
“So, Pacquiao could get stopped late on but, if not, it has got points written all over it. Mayweather on points for me.”
The winner in Las Vegas will hold the WBC, WBA and WBO belts, and Brook says he would be thrilled to put his IBF belt on the line in a unification duel.
“Absolutely,” he said. “I have to take care of Frankie Gavin on 30 May and we have got a fight pencilled in for August but, if the fight comes for September, I would grab it with both hands, a unification fight with the winner.
“They are getting on, Mayweather and Pacquiao, and I would love to lock horns with them before their time is out.”
Regarding the possibility of possibly fighting an unbeaten Mayweather, Brook said: “I am unbeaten, I am a young lion, I train hard every day and, if that fight came to me, I would be training to beat him.
“If you believe it is your time and your destiny, you have got to go out and get it.”
It has long been suggested that Brook might meet Amir Khan in an all-British showdown at some point.
But Brook said: “He is always there but it is dwindling away. I think his chances of fighting for my title are moving further away from him.
“We are talking big, big fights now. I am world champion, it has taken me a long time to get here, and I just want the best fights.”
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