Kell Brook retired after doing what he had always wanted to – beating Amir Khan in front of a sold-out British crowd. A new sparring clip has now started rumours of a return.
The former welterweight world champion hung up the gloves in May this year with 40 wins from 43 fights, only coming up short against elite fighters in Errol Spence Jr, Gennady Golovkin and Terence Crawford.
It appears his love for the sport hasn’t diminished, though, as long-time trainer Dominic Ingle posted a clip of the Sheffield man trading punches in the gym.
Kell Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle on Instagram today…
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Before announcing his retirement, there were plenty of opportunities there for Brook. His stock high following the Khan KO, he was called out by domestic rivals Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn. Those two have a fight of their own on the horizon, although it was thrown into doubt this week.
There was a rematch clause that was left to Khan to trigger, but Britain’s youngest ever boxing Olympic medallist retired too. He was outperformed by Brook on the night, with many fans seeing him as a shadow of his former self. As far as we know, that decision has stuck.
So who might Brook face should he return? At 36 years old and with the welterweight titles held tightly by two men who have already beat him, it’s assumed that big money fights would be the goal.
In a world where Conor Benn may be looking for a replacement opponent, it wouldn’t be the strangest thing we’ve ever seen in the sport for Brook to be approached to step in…