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Kell Brook willing to end retirement to settle Chris Eubank Jr feud

Brook open to comeback against Eubank Jr

Kell Brook admits he would be willing to come out of retirement to face Chris Eubank Jr Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / BOXXER
Kell Brook admits he would be willing to come out of retirement to face Chris Eubank Jr Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / BOXXER

Kell Brook has revealed that he is willing to come out of retirement to face Chris Eubank Jr.

Brook and Eubank Jr have been linked with an all-British showdown for years, although the former called time on his career after stopping bitter rival Amir Khan in February 2022.

The former welterweight world champion, who was training in Fuerteventura recently, was ringside in Liverpool to witness Natasha Jonas’ victory over Mikaela Mayer on Saturday and hinted at a comeback after almost two years out of the ring.

“It can happen,” Brook told talkSPORT.

“I can come out [of retirement].

Brook retired after beating Khan, but footage has emerged of him training Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / BOXXER
Brook retired after beating Khan, but footage has emerged of him training Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / BOXXER

“I can take my slippers and my pipe and put them to one side, get my running trainers back out, my gloves, dust them off and get that adrenaline going again.

“When I speak to the fans, they’ve not had a night like when me and Khan were in Manchester.

“So, listen it can happen again and I’m excited.”

Eubank Jr beat Smith in their rematch in September Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER
Eubank Jr beat Smith in their rematch in September Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER

The Sheffield man hung up his gloves with a hall of fame level resume having competed against the likes of Terence Crawford, Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr in a career spanning almost 18 years.

Brook, who will be 38-years-old in May, admits a showdown against Eubank Jr who gained revenge over Liam Smith in his last outing in September, could tempt him into a comeback.

“I can tell [that] everyone wants it again,” he added.

“His name is there.

 

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“He’s the one what’s getting talked about the most.

“I don’t like the guy. It’s a fight that the fans are going to definitely get a treat from start to finish.

 

“From the build-up to the fight and it’s a fight that I can get out of bed for and get out of them silk sheets and hit that road.”

Eubank Jr was in talks to face Conor Benn on February 3, although a deal failed to materialise, with Benn now facing unbeaten American Peter Dobson in Las Vegas on that date.

The Brighton man’s promoter, Kalle Sauerland confirmed to Pro Boxing Fans on Friday that he has been in contact with Brook, although no opponent has been finalised for Eubank Jr’s return.

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