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Alexander-Brook: Look for Kell’s stamina problems to rear it’s ugly head

brook453By Scott Gilfoid: We’ve seen unbeaten welterweight contender Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) experience serious stamina issues in his fights with Matthew Hatton and Carson Jones in 2012, and we’ve heard the excuses about Brook’s diet being the cause of it.

We’ve heard Brook’ promoter Eddie Hearn crowing about how Brook’s stamina problems were solved once and for all following his 3rd round TKO of Hector David Saldivia in October of last year in their IBF welterweight eliminator bout. I’m not buying it for an instance.

How on earth does Hearn know if Brook’s stamina problems have been fixed after he blew out some guy that should have never been ranked that high to begin with? How do you know Brook’s stamina problems have been taken care after he’s blown out an opponent in three rounds?

I tell you Hearn doesn’t know, and we’re not going to know until Brook gets in the ring with the talented IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) next month on February 23rd in the United States. Believe me, we’re going to find out about Brook’s stamina because Alexander is going to take him deep him deep and drown him if his stamina doesn’t hold up better than it did in his fight with Carson Jones last July.

I don’t care how well Brook fights in the first six rounds, he’s going to be facing pure 100% hell in the second of the fight by Alexander, and this isn’t going to be taking place in the UK, so I don’t see Brook winning any controversial decisions if he’s battered and beaten like he was in the Jones fight.

The thing is stamina problems don’t go away just because you mess with your diet. It wasn’t Brook’s diet that caused him to gas against Hatton and Jones; it was just his physical make up. Some fighters just aren’t built to fight hard for 10 to 12 rounds.

There are guys that are built just to be 4 to 6 round fighters, and I see Brook as your basic 6 round guy. To be sure, Brook is a terror for six rounds, albeit a robotic and stiff one, but he’s a terror. However, given that his fight with Alexander is scheduled for 12 rounds and not 6, I see Brook as being in for a world of hurt against Alexander in this fight, and I see it going really badly for him once he’s run out of gas by the 6th round.

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