Brook Blows Past Rumors, Calls For Big Fights Only

Kell Brook has not decided to leave his gloves in the ring, as the former IBF welterweight champion negated any idea of retirement on Tuesday.

Brook, 33, is looking for a showdown with current WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, and was in New York for Crawford’s TKO win over Amir Khan in April of this year.

“I just wanted to address some speculation circulating around about my retirement,” Brook wrote on Twitter. “I’m not sure where these reports have surfaced from, but I have 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 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, then I’d love nothing more than to dance again 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.”

Prior to his unanimous decision win in December of Michael Zerafa, many expected Brook and fellow U.K. fighter, Amir Khan, to square off earlier this year. Instead, Khan would take the fight against Crawford in a bid to once again become a world champion.

While Brook has made it known he wants the fight with Khan, Khan has decided to face MMA fighter Neeraj Goyat for a special WBC “Pearl” belt on July 12th in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


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