Kell Brook
Kell Brook is happy to fight the controversial Adrien BronerGetty Images

Kell Brook dreams of dishing out a "beating" to Adrien Broner. The 29-year-old Briton recently defeated Canadian Kevin Bizier in impressive fashion to retain his IBF welterweight belt and has now turned his attention to securing a big-money fight against one of the sport's biggest names.

Brook is open to facing a number of high-profile opponents and has revealed the outspoken Broner is someone who he would particularly relish facing. "A lot of people, including myself, would like to give him a beating for how he acts and how he goes off," Brook admitted to Sky Sports.

"He does wind me up because he's got no respect for the game. I am not as bad as some people who say they 'hate' him, I just take him for what he is. But he's someone I'd like to smack about! He can fight, they can all fight at this level. I am ready to go in July. I just want big names and I need to fight big names to get me up for a fight. I've been doing this for a long time."

Brook also spoke about the possibility of facing the highly-rated American welterweight Errol Spence Jr, who stopped former world champion Chris Algieri in New York at the weekend. The Briton suggested the unbeaten southpaw may be overrated by critics, likening him to the former IBF super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy.

"He's still not heard of as a big name but he's definitely showing he's starting to fight and it will be interesting when he becomes the mandatory and we have to get it on," Brook said. "But I just wonder if he's got a taste of Jeff Lacy about him, this big hype thing – and look what Joe Calzaghe did to him. I don't know but I have a feeling like that about him. But we won't know until we get it on."