Former IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook (38-2) has dismissed the ongoing rumors that he’s contemplating on quitting the sport of boxing.
World Boxing News reported yesterday that Brook was thinking long and hard about continuing in the sport, but today “The Special One” denied those speculations about him.
The 33-years-old stated that he wants to return to the ring and to chase the big names in the industry.
“I just wanted to address some speculation circulating about my retirement. I’m not sure where these reports surfaced from but I have NOT retired.
“I’ve had some time away from the ring, but me and my team have been proactively looking to secure them big fights,” he added.
Brook was pursuing Amir Khan and the fight was almost made, but then a sudden change of heart made Khan go fight Terence Crawford and lose emphatically.
Now it seems Brook desires to square off with “Bud” too, but that could be a long shot.
“We went to New York because we want to fight Crawford. These are the level of fights which get me excited. I’d only ever want to bow out on a high, putting on an exciting show for my fans, who have always shown me incredible support.
“If these BIG fights can be made, then I’d like nothing more than to dance again under those bright lights. So unless and until you hear it from me, know that there are a few more special nights in store for you guys.”