Cheer up, Kell Brook - and fondly recall this superb achievement

Boxer Kell Brook, back in the British title days
Boxer Kell Brook, back in the British title days
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Kell Brook is on a downer right now, having to pull out of his planned July 28 battle with Canadian Brandon Cook, because of an ankle injury.

But he can look back with pride on this date in history.

Kell Brook with sparring partners in 2009

Kell Brook with sparring partners in 2009

In this week in 2009, the Sheffield welterweight, then 23, claimed the Lonsdale belt outright, making his third defence against London’s Prizefighter winner Michael Lomax in Manchester.

With ruthless efficiency, Brook stopped Lomax in round three on a Frank Warren bill.

Thirteen fights and five years later, the Ingle boxer was champion of the world.

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