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Brook was defeated by Gennady Golovkin in September.

Kell Brook targets unification fight with Manny Pacquiao

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Kell Brook has targeted a unification fight with Manny Pacquiao, who was crowned as the new WBO welterweight champion on Saturday night.

Pacquiao, who initially announced his decision to retire in April to concentrate on his role as a newly elected politician in the Philippine state, returned to the ring on Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas to claim the WBO welterweight title.

Englishman Brook is the reigning IBF welterweight title, but was defeated by middleweight Gennady Golovkin at the 02 Arena in September inside five rounds.

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Pacquiao looked impressive on his return to the ring, being watched by Floyd Mayweather, and refused to rule out a return to the ring in the future, even hinting at the possibility of a rematch with Mayweather at some point in the future.

Shortly after Pacquiao’s victory over Vargas, Brook tweeted “Manny Pacquiao unification fight at 147. Yes Please #2017.”

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Errol Spence, however, is the mandatory challenger to Brook’s IBF belt, but he has recently opened the door to long-term rival Amir Khan, asking the British fighter to “step up to the plate” as they attempt to agree a deal for the pair to fight at some point in 2017.

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Brook has also spoken of his desire to take on WBO light-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in an attempt to win that title.

There is still yet to be any word on whether talks between the two camps is taking place, a fight between Brook and Pacquiao would certainly to be one to whet the appetite of boxing fans.

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Manny Pacquiao
Kell Brook
Boxing
Floyd Mayweather

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