Brook Explains Why Spence Rematch Is Dream Match
For Kell Brook, his return to the ring in two weeks is not only a reset for his career, but the first step to his dream match.
Brook last fought in December 2018 in a frustrating decision win over Michael Zerafa, returns to face Mark DeLuca inside the Sheffield Arena.
And while Brook has moved up to junior middleweight, the former IBF welterweight champion is hungry to avenge his 2017 loss to Spence, who dropped Brook in the eleventh round of their showdown, fracturing Brook’s orbital bone.
“If I could have my dream fight, it would be an Errol Spence rematch,” Brook told Sky Sports. “I could do welterweight. For the right fight, I’ll do welterweight. It would have to be a meaningful fight. A world title fight, or a big meaningful fight.”
“2020 I want to be two-time champion. I’ve never been as driven, I’ve never been as focused in my whole career as I am now, because I want to mix it with the best. If I don’t have an unbelievable performance, it doesn’t count on February 8, I’m not happy,” Brook said.
“It’s got to be spectacular. You’ve got to go away and think ‘he’s back better than ever.’ That’s what I want people to say. I’ve seen [DeLuca] live a few times, it is a hard fight,” Brook said. “He’s tough, he’s an ex-Marine, he’s obviously into his fitness. He’s very determined. He knows this is a chance to make a name. He’s going to give it his all.”