Brook Off Of Whyte-Parker Card Due To Injury
Following a report that former welterweight champion Kell Brook was pulled from his next fight, his opponent Brandon Cook has confirmed their July 28th clash has been cancelled.
Brook, who was looking to have his second fight of 2018, would be pulled from the undercard of Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte due to an injury to his ankle suffered in training.
“Apparently, Kell Brook has hurt his ankle, so the fight is off. That means no fight for me and I’m so upset,” an irate Cook told World Boxing News.
“This whole thing s***s and I put so much time into training. It’s the worst news ever for me… I had close to twenty people that where coming and this really s***s for everyone. Everyone is cancelling their flights as I hear Eddie Hearn is supposed to be making an announcement.”
“Maybe they can offer me someone else on the undercard of the Amir Khan in September,” Cook told WBN “I’d appreciate that but I hear Brook is out until at least November so we won’t be able to reschedule.”
“We knew (Brook was possibly out) for like two weeks but we didn’t get us a straight answer. I’m sure Eddie wanted to see if Brook would be good to fight.
“I just hope he can offer me something for the card in September as I want a big fight and I don’t care who it is. I will fight anyone.
Initial Report: World Boxing News