In an exclusive interview with LuckyBlock.com, former welterweight world champion Kell Brook spoke about his feud with Conor Benn and his likelihood of fighting Chris Eubank Jr.
Brook also gives a key piece of advice to Sheffield’s new boxing prodigy Sunny Edwards, after the youngster suffered a close title fight loss to Jesse Rodriguez.
- Brook more likely to fight Eubank Jr than Conor Benn due to drug allegations
- Benn’s allegations will always be a cloud over him
- Brook tells sunken Sunny Edwards what he needs to improve on to fight for titles again
Brook wants comeback fight against Eubank Jr
Kell Brook had a scuffle with Conor Benn in Dublin earlier this year but he reckons it’s more likely that he’d come out of retirement to fight Chris Eubank Jr, owing to Benn’s failed drug test;
Kell Brook: “Chris Eubank Jr would be in the driving seat for me if I did come back because of the drug allegation hanging over Conor Benn’s head. He’s not sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control, so he’s a little bit out of the picture. But obviously the two names there, Eubank and Benn, could both excite me enough to get me back in the ring.
“If the correct figures were mentioned I could be tempted to put the pipe and slippers away and get the gloves back on. Everywhere I go people are saying they want me out of retirement and that boxing’s dead without me. Apart from me fighting Amir Khan, what fights have really got people excited recently?”
Benn’s drug allegations will always be a cloud over him
Brook believes Conor Benn respects him despite the pair’s scuffle in Dublin. However, ‘The Special One’ doesn’t think the drug allegations surrounding the Benn will go away anytime soon;
Kell Brook: “I think deep down Benn has got respect for me, but he’s a young fighter and got a bit carried away with himself, wanting to be in the limelight. A lot of things have happened in his life over the past couple of years, with these drug allegations and before that he was a pay-per-view fighter. He gave me a bit of a push in Dublin.
He wants to fight, he wants the big fights, but he’s a young kid and he’s got this problem hanging over his head now. We’ll see what happens with the appeal and if he gets his licence. I think it’ll always be a cloud over him.”
Edwards must work on this if he wants to fight for titles again
Kell Brook tells Sheffield’s new boxing prodigy Sunny Edwards what he needs to improve on to come back stronger, after the Flyweight’s title loss against Jesse Rodriguez;
Kell Brook: “I think Sunny Edwards is an unbelievable talent. He’s got all the moves. Although he’s lacking the power right now. He’s a very, very good and technical fighter. I’m backing him to come back & take the belts. I think he’ll have his time to shine on that big stage.”