Kell Brook retired this year after a long-awaited victory over his countryman, Amir Khan. Now, he’s popping up at events and not ruling out a return if the price is right.
‘The Special One’s career spanned 18 years and saw welterweight world title glory. His record of 40 wins and 3 losses is extremely impressive when you know that the losses came from Gennady Golovkin, Errol Spend Jr, and Terence Crawford – three names who will likely make it into the hall of fame.
The cherry on top of a good career was bearing Amir Khan in a sold-out AO Arena early this year. The pair had bickered throughout their journeys in the sport, and Brook had the final word that night. The 36-year-old retired happy – but has never quite ruled out a comeback.
IFL TV caught up with the recently retired fighter to talk two big names in the sport. First up was Chris Eubank Jr – a man who Brook is still somewhat open to fighting.
“It’s a fight [that] does excite me, I won’t lie. If it makes business sense then who knows? But I’m not saying to you now ‘Eubank, be ready I’m coming for you’ – I’m not saying that, I’m saying who knows?
If I’m starting to train again and I get that excitement where I want to come back then them fights are there. I left the sport on top, I left the sport the main man in the boxing world. [One of the best] we’ve got in Britain, so I demand what I deserve.”
Next, the question Conor Benn and his doping drama came up. Like many in boxing, Brook is demanding an explanation.
“Disgraceful. He’s turned the boxing world upside down. It brings a negative light on boxing. To see that happen with Conor Benn … He needs to explain how that’s ended up in his system, bottom line. We’re waiting for this statement.”
Eubank and Benn’s fight was pulled at the last minute following news that the latter had been found to have a banned substance in his system. The young welterweight posted a message on social media yesterday hinting towards innocence once more, but, as Brook says, people need answers soon.