Brook rejected Bradley title fight

BOXING: British welterweight Kell Brook has revealed he rejected a chance to fight WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley to pursue becoming mandatory challenger for the IBF crown. He said: “The Bradley fight was put in front of me but I believe the mandatory position in the IBF is the right move. [Promoter] Eddie [Hearn] has worked hard to get me into this position and providing I beat [Hector] Saldivia, I’ll be fighting for a world title at the start of 2013 and it will be on my terms. I will be watching Ricky Hatton’s comeback with great interest as a fight against him next year would be an absolute blockbuster for British boxing.”