Following his loss to Spence Jnr and successful operation, Kell Brook is targeting a December return up at light-middleweight and his promoter Eddie Hearn says the comeback fight is being targeted for a December date in Brook’s hometown of Sheffield.
“Brook has just had an operation and it went very well, it was much simpler than the previous one he had on the other eye. He has had two bad injuries and to fracture both eye sockets in two consecutive fights is very unusual and very unlucky,” Hearn said.
“But he hasn’t had too many hard fights and I still believe that he is one of the best fighters in world boxing. If he moves up to 154lbs, he will have a lot more in the tank and more energy to go on and achieve – he still has that fire inside him. I think December is realistic for him to be back and I want to bring him back at super-welterweight in a fight in Sheffield.”
Hearn would love to match Brook against Miguel Cotto in 2018. Cotto makes his return on August 26th, when he faces Yoshihiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO junior middleweight belt.
“Brook definitely still has a future in the game and is very hungry following the Spence loss,” said Hearn. “I think we will probably see his return in Sheffield in December and then we will target a mega fight in 2018, whether that is Miguel Cotto or alike.”