Kell Brook wants two fights before summer ends
Unbeaten British star Kell Brook wants to box as soon as possible after his brutal fourth round demolition of Jo Jo Dan in the first defense of his IBF welterweight title in Sheffield, England, on Saturday.
Brook, rated No. 2 by THE RING at 147 pounds, dismantled his mandatory challenger with ease, flooring the Romanian-Canadian twice in both the second and fourth rounds before the challenger retired on his stool ahead of the fifth.
The 28-year-old is now enjoying a short break with family before returning to the gym and has told promoter Eddie Hearn he wants to fight twice more before the end of the summer.
“Saturday night was fantastic and I want to capitalize on that win,” said Brook, via a press release issued by Matchroom Sport. “I came out injury-free and the leg felt great, so I want to box as soon as possible.
“I said before the Dan fight that I have kept the fans waiting too long and I don’t want that to happen again. The buzz, when I was walking out, was amazing and the roar each time I knocked him down made me feel like a giant.
Brook continued, “I have told Eddie to get me out as soon as possible and I want to fight twice before the end of the summer, starting at the end of May.”
Hearn is ready to deliver the dates the Sheffield boxer puncher is craving.
“The plan now is to build on the momentum of Saturday,” said Hearn. “It was a wonderful night – a packed-out arena and our broadcast partners loved it. Originally we were planning Kell’s next fight for July but he is itching to fight again and we could bring him back as early as May.
“It’s been a frustrating period for him but there is no stopping Kell now and we want to get him back in action as soon as possible.”
Tom Gray is a member of the British Boxing Writers’ Association and has contributed to various publications. Follow him on Twitter @Tom_Gray_Boxing