Kell Brook ‘desperate’ to come out of retirement to fight Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith winner
Kell Brook is ‘desperate’ to come out of retirement and fight the winner of Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith.
The former welterweight champion stopped arch-rival Amir Khan in six blistering rounds in February before hanging up his gloves three months later.
The 36-year-old however has reportedly been approached by a number of promoters with lucrative offers to return to the ring with his long-time trainer Dominic Ingle revealing the fighter was considering a return late last year.
Eubank Jr repeatedly called out Brook prior to his retirement but ‘Special K’ could be prepared to return to the ring.
That’s according to BOXXER chief Ben Shalom, who is promoting Eubank Jr vs Smith this Saturday having worked with the Sheffield fighter for the Khan showdown last year.
Shalom warns Brook will be sat ringside with the winner firmly in his sights.
‘Kell will be there on Saturday. He’s desperate for the winner of that fight. He wanted the Eubank fight after the Khan fight,’ Shalom told Sky Sports.
‘He feels he wants the winner of this fight whether that’s Liam Smith or whether that’s Eubank Jr.
‘There is a rematch clause, so if Liam does win Eubank will have the option with that one. But there’ll be massive fights for whoever the winner is. Huge nights and Kell Brook definitely wants to be one of them.’
Speaking in November, Brook admitted he felt ‘lost’ without boxing, not ruling out a return to the sport.
He told Boxing King Media: ‘I am a bit lost at the minute. But obviously I put the time in with my girls and go for nice walks and go out on the bikes – you’ve just got to keep busy.
‘I’ve just got to get myself into a routine. Mental health is a big thing these days and you’ve got to make sure you look after that mind. You always need to have something to do.”
‘27 years – it’s a little bit like I’ve died. Boxing’s been my life, it’s all I really know to a degree. It’s hard when you hang them up to transition into something different. I am retired… for now.’
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