Kell Brook is targeting a rematch with WBC and IBF world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. if Brook beats Mark DeLuca on Saturday.
The former titleholder wants to revive his career from the ashes.
“I felt a bit down and disappointed. So I spent a bit of time with the family last year, traveled a bit,” Brook told ESPN.
“I got a bit down, depressed and fat, but I needed to be out of the game to realise I need boxing. I have got a lot more to give, my mojo is back and I’ve been thinking I can beat these top guys.”
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“I was supposed to be on the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. undercard in December and that fell through, but I stayed in the gym over Christmas and it has put me in good stead. I was ready for this fight weeks ago and I’ve got a lot of positive energy about me.
“I believe I’m smarter now and I’m looking after myself better now. I know I’m going to give a lot better performance. You are going to see something special on Feb. 8. I’m very sharp and feeling like I’m in my prime again.”
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“If I lose to DeLuca I will announce my retirement in the ring after,” Brook said.
“I want to fight the best competition out there, so I can’t lose this next fight, and if Khan doesn’t want it then he doesn’t want it and it doesn’t happen. There are other names and I want to fight the best out there at 147 and 154.
“I was beating Spence and then my body gave up. I broke my eye socket for the second fight in a row. I would love the rematch with Spence. I know he had a car crash but he said he wants to fight again this year and he wants to be back in the big fights.
“If Spence fought me again the boxing world would really get to know who is the better fighter.