KELL BROOK’S past and present promoters have become embroiled in a spat over the fighter’s future.
Frank Warren claimed Sheffield’s welterweight champion is “no closer to securing a world-title opening than when I released him more than two years ago.”
Warren said confusion now reigned after injured Devon Alexander “cried off” from their IBF championship contest, planned for February 23 in Dertroit.
That was because Alexander had suddenly been linked with another fight - against WBC champ Floyd Mayweather - instead.
Speaking in The Sun, Warren said: “Alexander knows that, following what would be a miraculous recovery, his reward for facing ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd would still be several fold what he would receive for meeting Brook, a non-entity in the US.
He added: “Promoters Matchroom lost the purse bids when the fight went out to tender and so failed to secure their man crucial home soil for his (Brook’s) world-title debut.”
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn dismissed Warren’s views as worth “two bob” and said there were factual inaccuracies in his column.
The Sheffield fighter was in Belfast over the weekend for the Carl Frampton v Kiko Martinez fight.
He has tweeted about some of the”bulls*** going on” since his battle with Alexander was postponed.
One of his posts read: “I have been in camp for 12 weeks I want to do damage. Alexander, a vacant belt or even Mayweather I don’t care.”
n Frampton secured the European super-bantamweight title on Saturday with a stunning ninth-round knockout of Martinez.