KELL BROOK nearly retired after his title loss to Errol Spence however the reality is the Amir Khan battle on the horizon has the Sheffield blade sharpening his instruments once more.
Brook misplaced his IBF welterweight strap at his Bramall Lane residence to the American southpaw sensation and the damaged eye socket he suffered threatened his future.
It was the second facial fracture – and loss – he had suffered in fast succession, after the extremely courageous likelihood he took stepping as much as face Gennady Golovkin.
Consecutive defeats and the gruelling battle to make welter had 31-year-old contemplating a brand new profession.
However bitter rival Khan has now signed with Brook’s Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn and an enormous summer time showdown is on the playing cards.
First, Brook returns to face Sergey Rabchenko on March three in a tune-up battle at super-welterweight, and life appears rather a lot brighter for the fashionable fighter.
Brook advised Betsafe: “It takes time to get well, I even contemplated retiring, I used to be that low however there’s a lot left of me and there’s sure performances I must prime and sure fighters I must battle earlier than I shut the ebook on it. I’ve not achieved that but, so there’s way more to come back from me.”
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Brook fairly pretty doesn’t even depend the defeat to GGG as a blot on his document, as he climbed up two weights to tackle the undefeated knock-out machine at middleweight.
So he feels the loss to pound-for-pound form contender Spence was his first failure and one other chapter in his unbelievable profession from Yorkshire lad to world champion
He mentioned: “I felt this was my first actual loss, it’s been very exhausting and I used to be in a darkish place.
“I’ve at all times been used to successful and champion, and having that taken away, it damage me.
“I’ve over that hurdle, now coaching and consuming nicely.
“On the finish of the day I misplaced the battle however in years passed by I can look again and say, look what it did for town.
“Everybody was excited, a load of individuals got here and it was nice for town.
“I’m only a regular Sheffield born in Shirecliffe man, and I’ve achieved nicely.
“I’ve gone over to America and received a title and I’ve defended my title nicely.”
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