Former welterweight world titleholder Kell Brook, steaming towards an inevitable showdown with Amir Khan, will face Brandon Prepare dinner on July 28 on the O2 Enviornment in London, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn introduced on Wednesday.
The struggle will happen on the cardboard headlined by the not too long ago introduced heavyweight struggle between Dillian Whyte (23-1, 17 KOs) and former world titleholder Joseph Parker (24-1, 18 KOs).
In Might 2017, Brook misplaced his welterweight crown by 11th-round knockout to Errol Spence Jr. The loss was his second in a row after having additionally been stopped within the fifth spherical difficult middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin. In every struggle, Brook suffered a damaged orbital bone — on reverse sides of his face — however in March he returned as a junior middleweight and impressively halted Sergey Rabchenko within the second spherical on March Three.
Now Brook (37-2, 26 KOs), 32, of England, is prepared for his second struggle at 154 kilos and can tackle Prepare dinner (20-1, 13 KOs), 32, of Ontario, Canada.
“July 28 is a huge night of boxing with a brilliant 50-50 heavyweight matchup and a stacked card beneath it,” Hearn stated. “Kell returns to the scene of his epic shootout with GGG to face highly ranked Canadian Brandon Cook in a world title eliminator that will put him in pole position for a shot at all the world champions.”
Hearn additionally introduced that unified ladies’s light-weight world titleholder Katie Taylor (9-Zero, four KOs), 31, of Eire, will defend her two belts towards obligatory challenger Kimberly Connor (13-Three-2, 5 KOs), 37, of Little Rock, Arkansas, on the cardboard.
Taylor, a two-time Olympian and 2012 gold medalist, unified two 135-pound belts in April with a lopsided resolution win towards Victoria Bustos in New York.
The cardboard can even embrace a welterweight rematch between Conor Benn (12-Zero, 9 KOs), 21, of England, and Cedric Peynaud (6-5-Three, four KOs), 32, of France, and light-weight heavyweight Joshua Buatsi (6-Zero, four KOs), 25, of England, competing in his first scheduled 10-round struggle when he takes on countryman Ricky Summers (15-1, 5 KOs), 30.
Benn, the son of British legend and former two-division world titleholder Nigel Benn, gained a six-round resolution towards Peynaud of their first assembly in December.
It was an action-packed struggle during which Benn bought knocked down twice within the first spherical after which knocked down Peynaud within the fifth and sixth rounds earlier than taking house a six-round resolution win.
Buatsi, a 2016 Olympian for Nice Britain, is taking a step up in competitors towards Summers, whose solely loss was by 12-round resolution for the British gentle heavyweight title to Frank Buglioni final July.