It is often the case for retried fighters that truly leaving the sport of boxing behind can be one of the hardest challenges they face, and Kell Brook has confirmed the struggle.
Brook bowed out in what many would regard as the perfect fashion with a high-profile win on Sky Sports Box Office against his career-long British rival Amir Khan.
That grudge match was settled in February 2022 when Brook got a stoppage win in the 6th round at Manchester Arena. Both men announced their retirements shortly after, but they have been linked with many return fights since.
Speaking to BBTV while putting himself through some training in Fuerteventura, he admitted he is tempted by the prospect of fighting Conor Benn.
“I’m in the shadows at the minute, doing my thing, I’m retired and we’re getting involved in summat a bit deep here, but I’m always up for a challenge if it makes sense for me and it’s the right amount of Benjamins we could do it. But unless it becomes serious I’m happily retried with my pipe and slippers.”
He was then admitted the Benn match-up would give him the necessary motivation.
“I’m the biggest name and if it was announced I was fighting one of [Benn or Chris Eubank Jr] it would sell out. I would definitely get out of my silk sheets for [a fight with Benn] and train hard but I don’t know what’s happening with them.”