KELL’S COME­BACK

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THURS­DAY Septem­ber 14, 2017

FORMER IBF wel­ter­weight cham­pion Kell Brook is back in train­ing and tar­get­ing a re­turn be­fore the end of the year, ac­cord­ing to his pro­moter Ed­die Hearn.

Brook last boxed in May, sus­tain­ing a bro­ken eye socket when los­ing in 11 tough rounds to American hot­shot Er­rol Spence Jnr. His fight be­fore that, in Septem­ber 2016, saw him break the other eye socket in a five-round loss to Gen­nady Golovkin up at mid­dleweight.

De­spite all that, the 31-year-old Sh­effield boxer is ready to go again, says Hearn. “He’s back train­ing. He re­ally took the loss bad against Er­rol Spence. The Golovkin was al­ways one against the head and he got a lot of re­spect out of that fight, a lot of ac­tual sup­port. The Spence fight was a re­ally tough one to take on the chin, the crit­i­cism about him quit­ting in that fight, when he broke his eye socket.

“I think now he’s back in his rhythm and we’re look­ing at the end of Novem­ber, early De­cem­ber com­ing back.”

For the full interview with Ed­die Hearn, go to our web­site.

Photo: AC­TION IMAGES/CARL RECINE

RE­TURN: Brook wants to be out be­fore the end of the year

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