Sheffield boxing legend Johnny Nelson fought out of the same gym as Kell Brook, always remaining close with the welterweight star. He has now given his views on a rumoured return against Chris Eubank Jr.
Former welterweight champion Brook has been retired ever since his British grudge match with Amir Khan in February of 2022. Brook ran out winner by knockout and put to bed a long and frustrating rivalry, but has since been rumoured to be a potential opponent for the likes of Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr.
Speaking to Boxing King Media, Nelson was asked what he made of rumours of a fight with Eubank Jr.
“They’ve got to put out an unbelievable carrot there for Kell to sell his soul. And that’s what he’ll be doing. I said to him Kell, listen, you’ve got to do what’s best for you, but if you do it for the wrong reasons you’re going to have to live with the consequences. So if Kell decides he’s going to do it and give his heart and soul to do it then good on him.”
Nelson admitted it was not a fight he would like to see.
“Would I want to see him come back? No, I want him to be happy, and that is wealth.”
Finally, he was asked for a prediction should the fight be made.
“He’s always good enough to fight anybody but time is not generous to anybody and no matter how good you are, time is always ‘like right, it’s payback now.”
Brook has previously said that Benn is the only one that would motivate him to return, but a fight with Eubank would likely be just as enticing.