Boxing: Kell Brook and Mark DeLuca


After ex-welterweight world champion Kell Brook (38-2-0, 26 Ko’s) didn't stand in the ring once last year, the 33-year-old Briton is making his comeback tomorrow evening!  In Sheffield, the local hero will climb into the ring against the American Mark DeLuca (24-1-0, 13 Ko’s).


Kell Brook: "First successful comeback - then again for the World Cup!"

Things have become very quiet around Kell Brook recently!  In 2019, the former IBF welterweight world champion never once stood in the rope square.  After the 33-year-old lost his IBF title to Errol Spence Jr. in May 2017 due to a knockout loss in the eleventh round, Brook prevailed twice in the following year in struggles.

Kell Brook was already an IBF welterweight world champion!

 Now Kell Brook is back in his hometown of Sheffield after a 14-month break from competition.  Brook, who in his successful career includes  Shawn Porter was able to defeat and also cut a fine figure against Gennady Golovkin. He will be playing his 41st professional fight tomorrow evening in the Sheffield Arena.

 In the fight for the vacant WBO intercontinental belt in super welterweight, Kell "The Special One" Brook will meet 31-year-old Mark DeLuca.  One has not really taken notice of the previously unobtrusive legal interpreter.  The co-quota (52%) in the DeLuca battle record does not necessarily ensure sleepless nights!

Kell Brook and Mark DeLuca at today's weigh-in.

Still, there is a lot at stake for Kell Brook tomorrow night.  The protégé of matchroom boss Eddie Hearn can only recommend himself for a desired title fight with a convincing performance.  Kell Brook: "First of all I want to prove against Mark DeLuca that I belong to the top - after that I want to box for the World Cup again!"

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