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Brook perfect after stopping Jackiewicz

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Unbeaten WBO No. 2 welterweight Kell Brook may be headed to the US after winning his latest fight, stopping Rafal Jackiewicz in the sixth round on Saturday in Sheffield, England.

Top 20 welterweights

The Boxing Tribune's welterweight rankings (determined by unbiased Boxing Tribune methodology)
  • 1) Manny Pacquiao: 54-3-2 (38 KO) (WBO champ)
  • 2) Floyd Mayweather Jr.: 42-0 (26 KO) (WBC champ)
  • 3) Victor Ortiz: 29-3-2 (22 KO)
  • 4) Andre Berto: 28-1 (21 KO)
  • 5) Mike Jones: 26-0 (19 KO)
  • 6) Jan Zaveck: 31-2 (18 KO)
  • 7) Kell Brook: 26-0 (18 KO)
  • 8) Sebastian Lujan: 38-6-2 (24 KO)
  • 9) Selcuk Aydin: 23-0 (17 KO)
  • 10) Vyacheslav Senchenko: 32-0 (21 KO) (WBA champ)
  • 11) Carson Jones: 33-8-2 (23 KO)
  • 12) Rafal Jackiewicz: 39-10-1 (19 KO)
  • 13) Matthew Hatton: 42-5-2 (16 KO)
  • 14) Brad Solomon: 17-0 (7 KO)
  • 15) Shane Mosley: 46-7-1 (39 KO)
  • 16) Randall Bailey: 42-7 (36 KO)
  • 17) Naoufel Ben Rabah: 34-3 (18 KO)
  • 18) Isaac Hlatshwayo: 30-3-1 (10 KO)
  • 19) Luis Carlos Abregu: 31-1 (25 KO)
  • 20) Jesus Soto Karass: 24-6-3 (16 KO)
For more rankings, go to The Boxing Tribune's rankings pages.

“When I get in there I make good fighters look ordinary,” Brook told FightNews.com after his world title eliminator clash.

“Jackiewicz has beaten Jan Zaveck, he’s held the European title and mixed with big names and on Saturday he didn’t hit me, I didn’t move out of second gear and could’ve finish it whenever I wanted to," he added.

"I’m in that elite league now — I’m headlining sold-out hometown shows and I’ve got the sponsorship deals rolling in, only good things can happen from now on. I want Amir Khan but he doesn’t want me; it’s just a matter of time though. I keep beating whoever Eddie Hearn puts in front of me and the public want it; they’ll demand it. When I get that world title belt it’ll be a massive fight.”

Brook’s next fight could be on the undercard of stablemate Carl Froch’s super-middleweight unification fight and Super Six final against Andre Ward on Dec. 17 in Atlantic City, said Hearn, his promoter.

“The people that matter in America are very impressed with Kell,” Hearn said. “Kell is so special that whilst he doesn’t want to take his time, while you’ve got something this good you don’t mess it up. You make sure you do the right things, at the right time and you make the correct decision for Kell. After that performance on Saturday, I don’t think there are many welterweights out there that Kell can’t live with right now.

“He was a little bit of a rabbit in the headlights in the sell-out hometown show against tough world-class opponent Lovemore N’dou live on Sky, it was a big step for him, but since then he’s grown into a superstar and he’s definitely come of age now.

“If we can get a fight in Atlantic City on Dec. 17 it would just be a 'welcome to America' fight for Kell, but for the next big step early in 2012, which I’d like to be in the Sheffield Arena, it needs to be a big fight, and by that I mean a world title fight or a Paul Malignaggi, a Mike Jones or a Devon Alexander.”

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