Carl Froch has sent advice Kell Brook’s way as the former world welterweight champion continues to consider a comeback.
Brook officially hung up the gloves after defeating longtime rival Amir Khan in February of 2022. The one-sided sixth round stoppage win in Manchester was a fitting exit for ‘Special K’, who had previously beat Shawn Porter on away soil to become the 147lbs IBF world champion.
At 36-years-old, Brook informed fans that he would be retiring in May, three months on from the Khan victory. Despite that decision, it wasn’t long until he was linked to a bout with Conor Benn that was aided by some public exchanges between the two.
More recently, Brook has said he would entertain a fight with Chris Eubank Jr, which would have to take place at a minimum of 160lbs.
Carl Froch, who himself retired back in 2014, has advised Brook via Lord Ping to find something else to fill his days.
“Kell Brook needs to leave it. He’s been out of the ring too long now. He had his last hurrah against Amir Khan, he had that big payday, a big night under the lights, that was his testimonial fight. He needs to stay retired, don’t entertain it. It’s too hard of a sport to come back after the lay off he’s had. He needs to find something else in retirement.”
Johnny Nelson has echoed these thoughts to his friend from Sheffield, despite knowing that promoters will be trying their hardest to make the fight with Eubank happen.
Brook has remained open on the topic, but will likely be looking to make a final decision soon.