Boxing news - and Sheffield welterweight star Kell Brook's dream of becoming a world champion has been put on hold after he suffered an ankle injury in training. , boxing,
The unbeaten 26 year old was due to fight the IBF champion Devon Alexander in Los Angeles next month. But his promotor Eddie Hearn has requested a one month postponement, which means the fight will now probably take place in February.
Sheffield's unbeaten welterweight boxer Kell Brook is set for a world title shot against IBF champion Devon Alexander in the USA in January. That means that his much anticipated all-British encounter with Amir Khan will have to be put to one side, for now at least.
Kell earned the right for a shot at the title after defeating Hector Saldivia at the Motorpoint Arena last month. His promoter Eddie Hearn hopes the fight will take place on January 19th in either Las Vegas or New York.
Tonight Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook can take another significant step towards a world title.
He takes on the dangerous Argentinian Hector Saldivia at the Motorpoint Arena, in a final eliminator for the IBF crown.
Although he's still unbeaten, there were a few problems for Kell in his last fight against Carson Jones, but when John Shires went to watch him sparring at Brendan Ingle's gym recently, he told him everything's sorted now.
Sheffield boxer Kell Brook is one step closer to taking the world title following his win against American Carson Jones, at a packed out Sheffield Arena last night.
The unbeaten 26 year old finished the 12 rounds bloodied and tired with a majority decision win. One judge called it a draw, the other two ruled 116-113 and 115-113. He will face Argentinian Hector Saldivia next in an eliminator for the IBF World Welterweight title.
Kell Brook will face world number three ranked welterweight Carson Jones in his hometown of Sheffield this summer.
The 2 came face to face today at a press conference. The fight between the 26-year-old and the American, who's two spots above Brook, will take place at the Motorpoint Arena on July seventh. If Brook wins, he will one step closer to a shot at the IBF World title.
We've been speaking to the man himself as well as his trainer, Dominic Ingle.