Champion boxer Kell Brook thought of 'life and family' after being stabbed

Sheffield's IBF Welterweight boxing champion Kell Brook says he is 'on the mend' after being stabbed while on holiday in Tenerife, but says he feared he would die after the attack.

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Hunt for Kell's attacker

A manhunt is underway this evening in Tenerife after the stabbing of world champion boxer Kell Brook.

Kell from Sheffield, who won his title only last month, is said to be stable in hospital after being stabbed four times.

He apparently staggered bleeding into the street searching for help after being attacked early yesterday. Chris Kiddey reports.

Kell Brook issues statement from hospital bed

Kell Brook is in a stable condition in hospital in Tenerife after an attack whilst on holiday with his family.

The IBF Welterweight champion was admitted to hospital in the early hours Thursday morning after suffering a serious stab wound to his left leg.

Kell Brook & his promoter Eddie Hearn Credit: Matchroom Sports

“I was out enjoying a night out before returning home to the UK when I was the victim of an unprovoked attack.

“I’m devastated right now after being on such a high having achieved my dream of becoming World Champion in Los Angeles last month.

"This is obviously a major setback but the thought of defending my title is what’s keeping me positive right now.

"I want to thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy for myself and my family at this time. Make no mistake – I will be back.”

– Kell Brook

Brook will spend the weekend in hospital and will return to Sheffield on Monday to begin his rehabilitation.

We were all glad to get out here and see Kell for ourselves. The important thing now is to get him home and after some rest begin physio on his injuries.

"His first defence was planned on December 6 which is now unrealistic but we fully expect Kell to be back in the ring early next year.”

– Eddie Hearn, Kell Brook's promoter

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Family say Kell Brook 'had major operation that saved his life'

The family of boxer Kell Brook say he "had a major operation that saved his life" after being stabbed four times in Tenerife.

Kell Brook in a 'stable condition' after stabbing Credit: @EddieHearn

Roy Brook wrote on Facebook:

Kell Brook got stabbed three times in his leg and once in the arm. He was critical, lost a lot of blood. Had a major operation that saved his life. The Brook family want to thank all the staff at Tenerife hospital for their great work. The operation was a success and Kell is awake and starting his recovery from this horrendous attack. We thank you all for your well wishes and support.

– Kell Brook's family

Kell Brook has operation after stabbing in Tenerife

Kell Brook's trainer says the world boxing champion has undergone a blood trasnfusion after being stabbed while on holiday in Tenerife.

Dominic Ingle says he's spoken to Kell's partner who says he is ok but had lost a lot of blood following the altercation on Wednesday in which he was stabbed in the leg and arm.

The IBF welterweight champion was due to return to Sheffield tomorrow and would have been back in light training at St. Thomas's gym in Wincobank on Monday.

It is not clear when he will return or whether he'll be fit enough to fulfil his next fight in December.

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Boxing champ Brook stabbed on holiday

Sheffield's new boxing world champion Kell Brook is in hospital in Tenerife tonight after being stabbed.

Police on the Spanish holiday island say he has lost a lot of blood after being attacked at a hotel.

It is less than three weeks since the fighter took the title in California. Chris Dawkes reports from the gym in Sheffield where Kell trains.

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