Sheffield world champion Kell Brook wants fresh hunt for his machete attacker

Kell Brook press conference to announce his opponent for his first world title defence at The Montgomery . Picture: Andrew Roe
Kell Brook press conference to announce his opponent for his first world title defence at The Montgomery . Picture: Andrew Roe
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Kell Brook has some unfinished business to attend to after he has dealt with mandatory title challenger Jo Jo Dan, a week on Saturday.

Sheffield’s world champion welterweight is determined to try and revive police and border control interest in finding the man who stabbed him while on holiday in Tenerife in September.

His assailant has never been caught, says the boxer - and not surprisingly he wants to see a revitalised effort to capture him.

Asked if he was still angry about the incident, the father of two said: “Absolutely. The guy is still on the run and I can start getting on to that soon.

“The kid is low-life scumbag while I have the world at my feet so it is not good to lower myself. But when I get a little breathing space I can get on and start chasing things up. I don’t know if they (the authorities) have an idea where he is, but if I can push them into it I will” said the Ingle man.

“I wouldn’t want them to drop it just because it happened a while ago. I wouldn’t want them to let it go to bed. There is always a trail left. Maybe he will say to someone: he was the kid that ‘did’ that world champion’ and somebody will pass that on and he’ll get caught.”

Brook says there was little psychological effect on him once he’d recovered from the gaping leg wound, which could have cost him his life.

“Something as bad as that is going to do something to you but I am a thick-skinned kid - I just get on with things and look forward to the next fight. It has not held me back in training. All the muscle and tissue is rebuilt and I am stronger than ever.

“When I got stabbed it took a lot of the brightness out of winning the world title. I think after this defence it will bring all the good stuff back.”

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