Kell Brook To Return At 154
Kell Brook hasn’t fought since losing his IBF weltereight title to Errol Spence Jr back in May. It was his second consecutive loss and second time in a row he suffered a fractured orbital bone. When he fought middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin, in September 2016, his right eye socket was fractured and was a big question mark entering the Spence fight. It turned out not to be the right eye but the left that got injured by Spence.
Now after surgery on both sides of his face to repair the eye sockets he is looking to return to action in the 154lb division. His promoter Eddie Hearn took to social media yesterday to say there will be an announcement next week on the when and where’s of the fight. It will be at the junior middleweight division and in the UK according to Matchroom.
3KingsBoxing.com has learned however that Brook’s comeback date is expected to be in February and his opponent hasn’t been determined yet for certain but it’s possible to be against Sam Eggington. Brook, who was in discussions to be a possible opponent for Miguel Cotto’s last fight, really just needs a serviceable opponent at this time that he can get some rounds in against and test the waters so to speak in his first fight back.
The junior middleweight division is one in which isn’t very many “big money” fights for Brook but there is definitely plenty of challenges there for him. With the likes of Erislandy Lara, Jermell Charlo and Jarret Hurd holding the belts at this time Brook would have a tough road ahead of him if he wishes to return to world champion status. We wish him the best and hopefully the injury bug is behind him.
By: Chris Henderson
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