Former world champion Kell Brook retires from Boxing
Just three months on from settling his bitter rivalry with Amir Khan, Kell Brook announces that he is retiring from Boxing.
Brook told Telegraph Sport: "I've had a long chat with my family and my parents, and it's over for me. I'll never box again.
"It's a little emotional to be actually saying this out loud. My mum is relieved. I think everyone around me is pleased.
I'm one of the lucky boxers who has earned enough not to have to work, but I am going to give something back again, and I'd like to train or manage young fighters."
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The Sheffield fighter spent a big portion of his career on undercards, and picking up domestic and ranking belts. In 2012, Brook headlined a show in his hometown against Matthew Hatton, a convincing win finally saw him begin to be seen as a big star in Britain.
Brook continued to make a name for himself and landed a world title shot against IBF world champion Shawn Porter in 2014. Brook became champion after ripping the belt away from Porter via points in the champions home country.
Brook endured a near career ending injury not long after the Porter fight which sidelined him for seven months. Brook fought all his mandatories before daring to be great and facing pound for pound superstar, Gennady Golovkin at middleweight.
Brook would be unsuccessful in his challenge of Golovkin as he was stopped in five rounds. Brook was stopped due to a fractured orbital bone. In Brook’s next fight, he moved back down to Welterweight and lost his world title to an up and coming Errol Spence.
Following this, Brook fluctuated between welter and super-welterweight before he was given the opportunity to fight WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in 2020, where he was beaten in the fourth round.
Brook returned in February 2022, where he stopped bitter rival Amir Khan in six rounds in a fight that was 17 years in the making. People advised Brook to retire following this bout, as he would have no stones left unturned in his career following this huge victory, whilst others were attempting to persuade him to fight UK stars Chris Eubank Jr or Conor Benn.
Today, Brook has confirmed that his decision is to retire from the sport. We wish Kell all the best in retirement.