Sheffield champion boxer Kell Brook appears in court over speeding offence

Kell Brook pictured appearing as a special guest at the opening of the newly revamped Wisewood Sports Centre yesterday
Kell Brook pictured appearing as a special guest at the opening of the newly revamped Wisewood Sports Centre yesterday
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Sheffield boxing champ Kell Brook may have the fastest hands in the ring, but his speed has landed him in a spot of bother.

The world-renowned fighter had to appear in court to answer a speeding offence after creeping over the limit on a Sheffield road.

Brook appeared in court room 3 at Sheffield Magistrates' Court

Brook appeared in court room 3 at Sheffield Magistrates' Court

The IBF welterweight champion, who appeared under his full name Ezekiel Brook at Sheffield Magistrates' Court, admitted driving his Land Rover Discovery at 35 mph in a 30 mph zone on Halifax Road, Wadsley, on January 20, 2016.

Brook, aged 30, of Ecclesall Road South, Whirlow, admitted the offence and was ordered to pay a total of £140 in costs.

He was also given three penalty points on his licence.

The Star understands the matter came to court after Brook failed to respond to letters sent to him.

Brook has until December 21 to pay the fine.

After his court appearance, the champion boxer who is eyeing an all-British clash with Amir Khan, later appeared as a special guest to open the revamped Wisewood Sports Centre on Laird Road on Wednesday.

A plaque was unveiled by the boxing star alongside the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Denise Fox, to mark the opening of the new centre.

The Star contacted Brook's representatives at Matchroom but said they were not available to comment at this time.