Dennis Hobson column: Kell Brook will be on fire after teaming up with John Fewkes

John Fewkes and Kell Brook in FuerteventuraJohn Fewkes and Kell Brook in Fuerteventura
John Fewkes and Kell Brook in Fuerteventura
Kell Brook v Michael Zerafa: What do you expect on December 8 and how do you assess the undercard?

Hopefully Kell will be in a big fight straight after this one, and hopefully, this one will be a good test for him. Trainer John Fewkes has hopefully got him into good condition, mentally and physically.

I think John will ignite that ambition in Kell because of his personal charisma. If I was a fighter and I had John Fewkes in my corner, then I'd want to give the best of myself.

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Josh Kelly v David Avanesyan (welterweight) is the pick of the undercard; that's a very good fight. Josh is a class act, and Avanesyan has held a version of the world title. Avenesyan is a good fighter, and it'll be a good test for Kelly. There's a quite a lot of 'To be Announced' fights at the moment which I don't like.

Kid Galahad should be moving on now and in a meaningful fight.

The two Edwards brothers have both graduated into better positions since we last spoke -  can both be world champions in the next couple of years under Grant Smith?

Well, I helped Stuart Hall become a world champion when he was more or less on the scrap heap, and it's all about timing.  With the right opponent and timing, then both of them could win a world title.  Under Grant Smith, why shouldn't they be able to win a world title?  

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Grant has a bit of quality in his gym, and why shouldn't he have a world champion in there - no reason why not.  I don't know too much about Charlie's opponent, Cristofer Rosales, but it's on home soil and Charlie can beat him.

As Fury v Wilder nears: what do you reckon is going to happen and will it be the year's biggest boxing event?

I think it is this year's biggest boxing event.  I watched an interview with Tyson's dad, John, and he was saying exactly what I said in an interview recently - that Tyson should have had a couple more meaningful fights, and he's jumped at this fight. 

For me, it's a bit early, and he's at a disadvantage.  But the theatre and the drama is exciting, and I can't wait to watch the fight. Tyson is a quality operator, but against a big puncher like Deontay Wilder, who is at the top of his game, I think he's given himself an uphill task. 

But you can never write anyone off at that level.

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