Sheffield boxer is returning from back-to-back defeats against Gennady Golovkin and Spence Jr
KELL BROOK is targeting future Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto in his return bout.
The Sheffield fighter has centred his comeback plans around Puerto Rican legend Cotto, 36, after losing his IBF welterweight title to Errol Spence Jr back in May.
Brook, 31, told Sky Sports: “As you’ve seen in my last two fights, I want to fight the best.
“I want to be in a huge fight like the last two.
“It depends if [Cotto] fancies the job. We know he’s a warrior but it depends what’s in his sights and how he wants to end his career.
“If I was him I’d want to fight someone like me because our styles would gel and it would be a fantastic fight for the fans.
“That is the way I’d go and that’s the fight I’d want. But of course, I don’t speak on behalf of Miguel Cotto.
“I am in that elite category, the highest in boxing. I want to be in a 12-round fight, in a sell-out arena, with me topping the bill.”
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Brook is returning from back-to-back defeats against Gennady Golovkin and Spence Jr, where he sustained two of the same injures, fracturing his eye sockets.
Cotto, meanwhile, is unbeaten in 13 fights and boasts a record of 40-5.
Brook is slowly getting back to boxing after his two horrific crocks by doing some light training in the gym.
He said: “I have been back in the gym, but only for a little spell because I just wasn’t ready.
“To have those two, tough losses on the bounce, I am not in a rush to get back to the gym, to be honest.
“I have put the working in over the years and have had those two losses and eye injuries so I want to make sure I am healed properly and have got the eye of the tiger again.
“I need to be firing on all cylinders, not half-hearted. I want to make sure I am ready to go back.”