By James Slater
Unbeaten welterweight contender Kell Brook, having been “depressed” at having to twice pull out of a shot at IBF champ Devon Alexander – the second time due to a foot injury – is now back sparring ahead of his July 13th return meeting with tough Carson Jones.
Brook, the Sheffield Star reports, suffered a fractured metatarsal and blood supply problems to other parts of his foot, but is now body-sparring and regaining his full fitness.
“Kell has to get back the momentum he had when he got injured,” trainer Dominic Ingle said to The Star. “There’s no doubt that before his foot injury he was in such fantastic shape he would have won the world title. He’d trained hard from November to the back end of February and nobody could be surprised if he went walkabout for a while as he got his head around what had happened. All that hard work and nothing materialised.
“Now I’d put him at 70-percent fit. He’ll be 100-percent when he faces Jones. He has no pain from the foot and a scan has confirmed everything is okay.”
Ingle spoke of how his fighter “got into some deep waters” against Jones last summer, but insists it was the American who came off worst. Fans are now anticipating another thriller on July 13th in Hull.