Brook to Alexander: I’m taking that IBF title from you on February 23rd
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) seems to have inherited a little too much self-confidence from some of his fellow Brit fighters because he’s approaching his February 23rd title challenge against highly skilled and talented IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) as if the win is a forgone conclusion instead of a hope and a prayer, as it should be for Brook. He’s going to be fighting away from the safe confines of England on February 23rd and instead it’s going to be in Detroit, Michigan, at the Joe Louis Arena.
Brook thinks a lot of Brits are going to be willing to shell a lot of their hard-earned cash to fly over from the UK just to see. I kind of doubt it. I’m sure there will be a few Brook fanatics that will make the trip, but enough to where their singing and horn blowing will help change the course of events in the ring on that night in the very, very cold Detroit.
Brook said to I Film London “I hope to bring an army [of Brits] over here. We’re going to capture that world title. I can’t wait to take that title. I’m going to bring my A game, and my B game because I’m taking that title back home.”
Settle down, Brook, you’re getting ahead of yourself. That fight hasn’t even taken place and you’re already in rapture thinking about the strap that you don’t even have. The only thing I can see you bringing back home is perhaps some nasty bruises, maybe some cuts around the eyes, and an excuse or two about why you got smacked around by Alexander. I just hope you don’t use the same ‘I wasn’t in good shape’ excuse that you used for when you looked terrible in your controversial 12 round decision over Carson Jones last year. I thought I’d heard some good ones in my time but that one took the whole cake.