Brook Admits To Depression Following Losses
Following two consecutive losses, Kell Brook looks to bounce back this weekend as he returns to the ring.
Brook in an interview with ESPN, claimed that he suffered a long bout of depression following his IBF title loss to Errol Spence, so much so he considered walking away from Boxing.
“I was very low after the way I did [against Spence] in Sheffield. The way I lost and then people saying I had quit. Nobody walks in my shoes except me. It was around Christmas I hit rock bottom. I was pushing people closest to me, family, away. I was a mess,” said Brook who faces Sergey Rabchenko in Sheffield on March 3rd.
”Drinking too much, feeling down. I knew I had to get back into boxing. I had to change my life. I was seeing a counsellor, that’s how bad it got, and I just opened up, said it how it was. I poured my heart out to them in a few sessions. People didn’t see what was happening behind the scenes.”
Brook felt massive disappointment following fighters such as Chris Eubank Jr and Tony Bellew chided him for “quitting” in the midst of his fight with Spence, even though he was suffering from a broken orbital bone.
“I’ve had swollen eyes before and cuts, but a broken eye socket is different — it’s like being blind. You don’t know whether to go forwards or backwards because you can’t see properly.”
With titanium in his face following eye socket surgery, Brook will debut as a junior middleweight against Rabchenko, but is still focused on facing fellow British boxer, Amir Khan after Khan’s fight with Phil Lo Greco.
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