Brook Outlines Dream Scenario For 2020
Former welterweight champion Kell Brook has a small wish list for 2020, but before that he needs to get a win in his first fight in two years.
Brook returns to the ring on February 8th inside Sheffield Arena against Mark DeLuca at super welterweight, which the British fighter believes is the stepping stone to a world title fight.
“Yes, I would. I want to be a two-time world champion,” Brook told Sky Sports. “To prove all the doubters wrong and lift a belt above my head again.
“It’s not just about [Khan]. There are other top fighters who actually want to fight.”
“DeLuca, world title fight, Khan,” Brook said of his plans for the coming year.
“It could still be there,” Brook said of a fight with Khan. “He needs to contact me. I’m fed up of saying his name!
“He knows where I am. He knows how to contact me.”
“They have got the belts, and I want them. I want to be a two-time world champion,” Brook said of fighters like WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo. who he’s called out in the past. “It’s about a world title fight. I’m not looking past DeLuca but I will take care of him.
“I want the big fights, the big names. I have no time to rest. I want it… People are writing me off. My last fight wasn’t fantastic. I’ve got a lot to prove. All those who think I’m past it? I’ll show them.”
Brook does not look past a return to welterweight for a fight with WBO champion Terence Crawford, or the man who took the IBF title from him Errol Spence Jr, two fighters Brook feels need to unify in 2020.
“They do need to fight,” Brook said about Crawford and Spence Jr. “Arguably they are No 1 and No 2. I always thought Spence Jr would beat him but he had a car crash, his weight has been heavy, and Crawford has been looking good. Crawford has been active more. I’m favouring Team Bud now.”
“I’ve dusted off the cobwebs,” he said of his year away from the ring. “I tried to make big fights in 2019 but they fell through so I regrouped, refreshed.
“I’ve got the mojo back now. I’m excited to fight in the Steel City of Sheffield. I can’t wait to perform again… [DeLuca] is a very tough man. He used to be a Marine. An American guy who has only had one defeat, then in his next fight he came back to beat the same guy. He is basically unbeaten.”