WELTERWEIGHT Kell Brook constantly has to watch his figure between fights.
Speaking ahead of his forthcoming ‘War of the Roses’ encounter with Matthew Hatton at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, he told The Star: “I have to watch my diet; I can’t just pig out and eat anything.
“I watch what I eat and do my training so it all comes together on fight nights.
“It is the sacrifices you have to make as a boxer. You can’t go out with your mates or out on the lash at night. You have to be disciplined for 10 weeks and get the job done.”
Undefeated Sheffield puncher Brook hopes a strong showing against Hatton will lead to a world title shot later this year.
Brook, who has recorded 18 knockouts in his 26 wins, has studied DVDs of Matthew’s older brother, Ricky, in preparation for the bout.
The 25-year-old says there will be no room for sentiment next Saturday, saying: “I don’t dislike Matthew but I will be going out to beat him when that bell rings. He is stopping me from feeding my daughter so he’s going to get some leather.
“After the fight, we can be pals but only afterwards. You don’t want to get too friendly with your opponent during the build-up because you know you are going to go out and hurt them.”
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