Kell Brook isn’t ruling out retirement following his TKO defeat at the hands of Terence Crawford.
This past Saturday night, Brook challenged Crawford for the WBO Welterweight Championship. Brook brought with him a three-fight winning streak and was looking to become the first man to defeat Crawford as a professional. Brook fell short of his goal after being stopped in the fourth round.
Fight Hype caught up with Brook after the bout. “Special K” admitted that retirement could be looming (via BoxingScene.com).
“I don’t know [if I’ll fight again], I’ll just speak to my family, it might be the end of the road.”
Brook also said that Crawford’s stoppage win over him was far different from the losses to Gennadiy Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr.
“Never in my career, nobody has ever done that to me in sparring or anything. It was one of them… I got caught with a shot I didn’t see. I’m gutted because nobody could’ve gotten me in better condition. I was bang on the limit. Maybe I could’ve been a bit more relaxed and loose and let the shots go.”
If Brook decides to retire, he’ll walk away with a pro record of 39-3. He can also say he captured a world title before he hung up his gloves. Brook is a former IBF Welterweight champion, who had three successful title defenses.