News | Sep 12 2017

What next for Kell Brook

In an exclusive interview Eddie Hearn discusses the Kell Brook comeback with John Dennen
Kell Brook
Kell Brook looks dejected after losing the fight  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

FEW have had as punishing a recent run as Kell Brook. He leapt up two divisions to challenge destructive middleweight puncher Gennady Golovkin. The Kazakh halted him in five rounds. Brook returned to welterweight only to lose his IBF world title to quality American Errol Spence. Brook fractured his eye socket, the same injury that he endured against ‘GGG’ only on the other side.

Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed plans for Brook’s comeback. “He’s back training,” Hearn told Boxing News.

“He really took the loss bad against Errol Spence. Really bad. The Golovkin fight was always one against the head and he got a lot of respect out of that fight. A lot of actual support and the Spence fight was a really tough fight to take on the chin. Of course [with] the criticism about him quitting in the fight, when he broke his eye socket, I think only now he’s back in his rhythm and now we’re looking at end of November, early December coming back.”

 

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