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.
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