Feature | Nov 16 2018

EXCLUSIVE Meet the man taking over Kell Brook’s corner

Jon Fewkes is taking over Kell Brook's corner for his December 8 fight. He speaks to Matt Bevan about his role in the camp and his future with Brook
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THERE was more than a small murmur of surprise when it was announced that Kell Brook would not be working with his usual trainer Dominic Ingle for his upcoming test against Michael Zerafa on December 8 in Sheffield.

But for the man leading the corner that night, John Fewkes, it was an opportunity that the former English title challenger, who retired in 2014 with a record of 21-2-2, couldn’t turn down. Fewkes, a long time friend of Brook’s told Boxing News how the partnership came about.

Fewkes told News: “I’ve known Kell for a long time, since he was around 15 and we text regularly just as friends. Then he texted me totally out of the blue five weeks ago to see if he could come and work with me and stay in shape, as at that point this fight with Zerafa wasn’t made.