After suffering back to back defeats and nasty eye injuries, Kell Brook is now eyeing his return.
Brook got stopped by both Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr but despite the losing streak, promoter Eddie Hearn has big plans for ‘Special K’.
“Brook has just had an operation and it went very well, it was much simpler than the previous one he had on the other eye. He has had two bad injuries and to fracture both eye sockets in two consecutive fights is very unusual and very unlucky. But he hasn’t had too many hard fights and I still believe that he is one of the best fighters in world boxing. If he moves up to 154lbs, he will have a lot more in the tank and more energy to go on and achieve – he still has that fire inside him. I think December is realistic for him to be back and I want to bring him back at super-welterweight in a fight in Sheffield,” revealed Hearn according to boxingscene.com.
After what will hopefully be a successful comeback fight in Sheffield, the plan is to put Brook against American boxing star, Miguel Cotto.
“Brook definitely still has a future in the game and is very hungry following the Spence loss. I think we will probably see his return in Sheffield in December and then we will target a mega fight in 2018, whether that is Miguel Cotto or alike,” told Hearn.
The Puerto Rican boxer will return to the ring in August after a two-year hiatus. Cotto will fight against Yoshiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO World super welterweight title.