Stabbed boxing champion Kell Brook steps back into the ring to greet fans

Kel Brook at the Kid Galahad fight

Kel Brook at the Kid Galahad fight

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World champion Kell Brook was back on his feet as a guest at a boxing show at Ponds Forge on Saturday night, with barely a limp despite his recent machete attack in Tenerife.

The 28-year-old was stabbed in the leg and suffered a cut to his arm following an altercation in the early hours of September 4.

It is not the first time the Grenoside-based boxer has been stabbed – in 2007, he sustained serious injuries following a night out in Sheffield.

On Saturday Brook managed to enter the ring, gently manoeuvring through the ropes to greet his fans.

He said he was pleased to rid himself of his crutches: “I’m good. I am a fast healer, but I am taking it day to day.

“I will be back in the gym soon and will be defending my IBF welterweight title early next year, hopefully back in Sheffield.”

His trainer Dom Ingle said Brook had staples removed from the wound last week and could now start exercise like swimming, where no weight would be applied to his left leg.

The 28-year-old was stabbed in the leg and suffered a cut to his arm following an altercation in the early hours of September 4.

It is not the first time the Grenoside-based boxer has been stabbed – in 2007, he sustained serious injuries following a night out in Sheffield.

On Saturday Brook managed to enter the ring, gently manoeuvring through the ropes to greet his fans.

He said he was pleased to rid himself of his crutches: “I’m good. I am a fast healer, but I am taking it day to day.

“I will be back in the gym soon and will be defending my IBF welterweight title early next year, hopefully back in Sheffield.”

His trainer Dom Ingle said Brook had staples removed from the wound last week and could now start exercise like swimming, where no weight would be applied to his left leg.

n Boxing: see p34.

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