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Brook is currently recovering from the eye injury he suffered in his first loss as a professional to Gennady Golovkin.

Kell Brook eyes Manny Pacquiao unification bout

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Kell Brook is eyeing up a potential Welterweight world title unification bout with Manny Pacquiao following the Filipino's comeback victory against Jesse Vargas last weekend. 

Pacquiao, now the WBO Champion at the weight that Brook holds the IBF belt, made an impressive comeback with a unanimous points decision over Vargas whom he put on the floor multiple times in Vegas. 

Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn has reportedly been in touch with the Pacquiao camp regarding a huge potential clash between two stars of the sport.

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The Brit lost his ambitious clash with Gennady Golovkin at middleweight in September and questions were raised over his ability to return to 147 pounds to defend his title, but he insists he will do so for the right fight. 

This one certainly fits the bill, against a fellow World Champion and a legend of the sport, and Brook hopes the fight can happen in 2017 once he has recovered from the broken eye socket he suffered against GGG. 

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"I thought at times that his next move might be to light-middleweight but he has been quite firm that after spending so much effort winning the IBF welterweight belt that he will not let it go without a fight," Eddie Hearn said to the Daily Mail.

"He would love a unification fight with Manny Pacquiao, who holds the WBO belt. I have reached out to Bob Arum at Top Rank and they know we are keen. He knows we are here and that it would make a great fight. 

"Another mouth-watering fight is Errol Spence. I want to get Kell out again in March so we’ll see."

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Spence, the mandatory challenger for Brook's IBF belt, is a rising star in America and whilst his name wouldn't bring the money that a Pacquiao fight would, it might be the best option with the Filipino potentially seeking a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. as his next step. 

Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum told ESPN regarding the fight: "Like everyone else, I'm guessing there will be a rematch. He did come to the fight.

"I give it 75 per cent. Do I know it's gonna happen? No. Do I know if Floyd wants the fight? No. I know nothing more than the public knows at this point and what I observed."

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