Kell Brook retirement untrue as the Sheffield man makes statement

Kell Brook responds to rumours circulating about his ’impending retirement’

Kell Brook by Mark Robinson/Matchroom
Kell Brook by Mark Robinson/Matchroom

For the past few days, rumours have been circulating that former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook was about to retire from boxing. Brook has not fought since a disappointing performance en route to outpointing Michael Zerafa in December, his first fight since leaving longtime trainer Dominic Ingle for John Fewkes. Brook made 150lbs for Zerafa, supporting claims he can compete for titles at either welter or the weight above.




Brook, via social media, has now ruled out imminent retirement. "I just wanted to address some speculation circulating around about my retirement," the 33-year-old posted. "I’m not sure where these reports have surfaced from but I am NOT retired. I have had some time away from the ring but me and my team have been proactively looking to secure them big fights. We went to New York because we want to fight Terence Crawford. These are the level of fights that get me excited and I’d only ever want to bow out on a high, putting on an exciting show for my fans who have always shown me incredible support! If these BIG fights can be made, I’d love nothing more than to dance under them bright lights.

"So unless and until you hear it from me, know that The Special One still has a few more special nights in store for you guys."

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