The IBF welterweight purse bid between champion Kell Brook and mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr has been postponed another week. According to Eddie Hearn, a deal is very close between the two camps that will send Errol Spence Jr over to the UK. Both sides agreed to postpone the bid due to the fact that they believe they can reach a deal on their own terms.
A wild card that may come into play here is that it was rumored Miguel Cotto's camp contacted Hearn after his fight with James Kirkland got cancelled. Miguel Cotto is interested in taking on Brook at 154. Cotto's camp has also been in contact with Juan Manuel Marquez.
Whether or not Hearn is buying time to maybe try to negotiate with Cotto's camp this week and allow Brook to choose which fighter he wants to face, or if they really just wanted more time to negotiate with Spence Jr's team remains to be seen.