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Kell Brook to face Carson Jones

Updated: May 10, 2012, 8:14 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Rising British welterweight contender Kell Brook, who is closing in on a world title opportunity, will face American Carson Jones on July 7 at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England, Brook's hometown, promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport announced Thursday.

The winner of the bout will be in prime position to challenge the winner of the fight between Mike Jones and Randall Bailey, who meet for a vacant world title on June 9 in Las Vegas on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. ...

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