Brook Books February Return

Kell Brook will make his return to the ring on February 8th as the former welterweight champion of the world fights inside Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena against Mark DeLuca.

Brook was last seen fighting in 2018 against Michael Zerafa in Sheffield, taking a unanimous decision victory.

“I’m so happy to be back and I can’t wait to put on a performance for my city on February 8, live on Sky Sports,” said Brook. “I’ve had a year out, there has been some dark times but what I’ve realized is I love this sport and I know I have some of my biggest years left in the game. DeLuca is a strong, gutsy fighter who is always ready for war but I’m planning on putting on a statement and showing the world that I’m still a force at 154 or 147lbs.”

Joining the card that will air on DAZN and Sky Sports will be Kid Galahad, who will look to get one step closer to a world title shot with a win against Claudio Marrero in a final eliminator for the IBF featherweight crown.

“Every opponent at this level has to be respected and that’s what I’ll do,” said Galahad. “He’s a game kid in a life-changing fight, similar to me. So it will be a tough night but I’ll prepare fully.”

“I am grateful to the IBF, Matchroom and my team for making sure they made a sensible decision to get me back into the Final Eliminator – something I think is deserved and most of the fans do too.”

“I’ve had many people believe I won the first fight with Warrington but what’s written in the record books is what counts. I’ll focus fully on Marrero now and then if and when we get through that – I’ll look to right the wrongs of the first fight. Let’s hope Josh sticks around to take the rematch as many of his own fans and neutrals came out saying he didn’t do enough to have his arm raised the first night.”

Report: Sky Sports

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