Kell Brook has news for fans coming soon, and in disclosing that he tagged undefeated welterweight and domestic rival, Conor Benn.
Despite being in official retirement from the sport of boxing, Brook has recently been seen training and has been floating his name as a potential opponent for Benn – even engaging in an argument with the younger man about past sparring sessions.
In the strongest confirmation yet that his pro career isn’t over with, he has now been revealed to be flying out of the UK to start training for a fight, as shared by his nutritionist Greg Marriott.
Brook has previously set up warm-weather camp in Fuerteventura, including for what was said to be his final fight against Amir Khan last February. Although his destination wasn’t included, that’s likely.
His need to get back into the routine of training paired with the Benn back and forth seem to have all but confirmed that retirement is out the window, and that the 36-year-old fan favourite from Sheffield will be stepping through the ropes again soon.
The Benn fight certainly makes sense for him, but there are certain obstacles in the way.
Benn – who is currently without a British boxing license due to an ongoing doping scandal – will reportedly return to the ring in June in Abu Dhabi. The clash with Brook would make much more sense in England.
Benn has also recently claimed on Instagram that Brook ‘priced himself out’, leaving the other two options of Manny Pacquiao and Chris Eubank Jr perhaps more likely to be in the other corner for the 26-year-old’s return.
Still, ‘Special K’ is unlikely to start a fight camp without an opponent at the end of it, so an announcement is expected soon.