Kell Brook: I feel good and want two world titles

Sheffield’s Kell Brook says he feels in great shape as he prepares to return to the ring on Saturday, February 8 at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield.

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 10:08 am
Kell Brook takes part in a workout at 12x3 Gym in London ahead of his upcoming fight against Mark DeLuca.. Photo: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Former welterweight title-holder Brook (38-2, 26 KOs) will be returning at junior middleweight and after having not fought at all in 2019, is aiming to shake off the ring rust and fire his name back into the mix for a Word Title shot in 2020 when he meets the USA’s Mark DeLuca (24-1, 13 KOs)

And the 33-year-old is keen to make up for lost time.

He said: “I feel great, I feel good. We're four weeks out, I'm on weight, my training is going great. I'm ready to fight, I'd be ready to fight next week.

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“ It feels good to be preparing for a fight again. I'm fighting back in Sheffield, we know what we get from the fans - amazing support. It's always an amazing atmosphere in the arena.

"DeLuca is in front of me, an ex-marine, a very fit fighter, very strong, he's going to come over here like it's his World Title fight. The fans are in for a real treat and I can't wait to give them that treat. I can't wait to perform and for the crowd to get behind me and push me on.

"Dom has watched DeLuca live a few times and I've seen little bits of him. I don't really watch tapes of my opponents but I'll watch a bit more of him in the next couple of weeks and then basically just listen to Dom and the game plan. The it's just about getting in there and executing it.

“At the beginning of last year it was frustrating because I was trying to get the Terence Crawford fight to happen. I was trying to make a few fights happen but they never materialised, so 2019 was frustrating at first but then I was just enjoying my time with my little girls and went travelling a little bit but then I started getting a bit bored and thought boxing is where I belong and I need to give some more of myself to the fans. I’ve got unfinished business and I want to give all I’ve got.

"I want to be a two-time World Champion this year. I want to be on everybody’s lips, ‘I can’t believe what this guy’s done. I can’t believe it. What’s happened? He’s the main man again'. That’s what I’m aiming for."

DeLuca is a 31-year-old from Massachusetts who has fought his pro career in lower-level bouts.