‘GET KELL BROOK INTO MAJOR FIGHTS!’

Boxer Kell Brook from Sheffield


In his latest Sheffield Star column, Dennis Hobson answers questions on Kell Brook’s future, the return of Sam Sheedy, Gavin McDonnell’s upcoming world title fight, and Dave Allen’s recent win.
Kell Brook has kept an incredibly low profile recently, with little promotion or social media presence. We don’t know when he’ll fight next. Could he fight Amir Khan without a warm-up? Is he reaching the end?
Well, Sugar Ray Leonard fought Marvin Hagler after years out of the ring. Kell just wants to be in big fights. I’d bypass warm ups; I would just get involved in big fights because that’s what he wants. He wants to leave a legacy and be financially secure. And can he get motivated for some of these warm ups, especially when he’s been at the top level? I’d get him into major fights and let him prepare for them.
Sam Sheedy is back from retirement – is that a good thing as clearly Glyn Rhodes has misgivings?
He’s probably thinking: ‘unfinished business’ and has something in his mind that he wasn’t 100% when he lost to Liam Cameron. If he was 100% though and is coming back, then I’d question it. I don’t know the ins and outs of his comeback but I like Sam as a person; although I understand Glyn, as a trainer, saying he’d rather not. If he does come back then he should do it as a light-middleweight, because he probably wasn’t big enough at middleweight. As a light-middleweight though I think he’ll trouble anyone in this country. I just hope he’s doing it for the right reasons.
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