Newly-crowned WBA "regular" middleweight champion Rob Brant got a taste of working with Top Rank in his last fight and he could be sticking with the promotion for a while longer.
According to ESPN, Brant's promoter Greg Cohen and Top Rank are currently negotiating a deal that would have Top Rank come in and be Brant's co-promoter. This comes after Brant defeated Ryota Murata, who is co-promoted by Top Rank, in early October to win the title in the main event of a Top Rank on ESPN+ card.
But Top Rank isn't the only company looking to make a move to sign Brant. That same ESPN report states that Matchroom Boxing is making an attempt to sign Brant, which would add yet another middleweight champion to the stable of fighters competing on the DAZN streaming service. Currently, DAZN has WBA "super" and WBC champion Canelo Alvarez as well as WBO champion Demetrius Andrade signed to DAZN. IBF middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs is signed to Matchroom Boxing, who is affiliated with DAZN, and so could be making the jump to DAZN after his HBO deal expired.
Brant could be fighting Murata once more as there is a rematch clause in the original fight contract. Murata currently has until early December to decide whether or not he wants the rematch.
Brant previously competed in the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament, fighting former world champion Juergen Braehmer in the quarterfinals.