Sheffield’s world boxing champion Kell Brook is due to return home today to begin his rehabilitation after being stabbed while on holiday.
The 28-year-old was knifed during an ‘unprovoked attack’ last Thursday in Tenerife, where he was staying with his family.
Kell has spent the weekend recovering in Candelaria Hospital after losing a lot of blood and undergoing surgery for a stab wound to his leg.
The Grenoside-based boxer, who was enjoying a night out when he was stabbed in the Golf De Sur – a popular tourist area of Tenerife – has been left ‘devastated’ by the attack.
But, speaking from his hospital bed, he vowed to be back in the ring as soon as possible and thanked people for their support.
Brook won the IBF welterweight title when he beat American Shawn Porter in California last month.
His first title defence fight was meant to be at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on December 6.
His promoter Eddie Hearn, who flew to Tenerife following the stabbing, said this date was now ‘unrealistic’ and that he expects Brook to be back in the boxing ring next year.
No arrests have yet been made by police in Tenerife.