News | Nov 13 2014

Kell Brook pencilled in for March 7 return and being lined up for summer showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez or Amir Khan

Eddie Hearn tells Matt Christie about the course he is plotting for IBF champ Kell Brook

KELL BROOK is hoping to return to the ring on March 7, 2015, in Sheffield according to his promoter, Eddie Hearn.

The IBF welterweight champion’s first defence of the title he won in August against Shawn Porter has been delayed due to the stabbing he endured while on holiday in Tenerife, but the Brit is scheduled to resume training next week. He has until March 15 to make a voluntary defence.

Presuming he negotiates that maiden defence – potentially against the winner of the December 19 eliminator between Ionut Dan Ion and Kevin Bizier – then a bumper summer showdown against Juan Manuel Marquez or Amir Khan awaits.