Kell Brook claims to have got the “fire in his belly” back according to former trainer Dominic Ingle and has been back sparring in the gym over the last couple of weeks, as he considers a comeback.
Back in May, ‘Special K’ Brook put an 18-year professional career to bed, finishing on a high by knocking out long-term nemesis Amir Khan in what looked to be his final fight. However, trainer Dominic Ingle has revealed that Brook has returned to the gym, amid offers from promoters and a desire to get back in the ring.
In an interview with Boxing King Media, Ingle told of a recent phone call with the former welterweight world champion, where he told Brook that if he was coming back to the sport, it needed to be for the right reasons.
“You’ve got plenty of money, you’ve made a fortune. You’ve probably never lived up to what you should have done and achieved what you should have done, because you could have been in bigger fights and done more.
If you’ve got the fire in your belly, that you still want to hurt people and you still want to fight. Do it. You certainly don’t want to be doing it for the money, you don’t need the money. But if a fighter gets your adrenaline going and gets you up for it, then take that fight.
Somebody mentioned Liam Smith or maybe the winner of Conor Benn and [Chris] Eubank Jr., but I don’t know the exact details.”
Ingle clearly believes that Brook can provide the injection of excitement that the British boxing scene needs at the moment, stating the lack of big fights that were happening in the country since Brook defeated Khan.
“The Khan fight was a great spectacle, it was a great fight and it put a lot of demons to bed for you [Kell Brook].
There isn’t a lot happening in British boxing anymore. We had a great fight with [Joe] Joyce at the weekend. Apart from that and Joshua-Usyk last month, the last big fight was Kell [Brook] against Amir Khan. The atmosphere was electric and that’s what you need in British boxing, but it seems to be dipping a little bit.”
A Kell Brook comeback would most likely be welcomed by boxing fans, as he showed no signs of deterioration in his devastating knockout of Khan.