Brook doesn’t care that’s he’s an underdog against Alexander
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) doesn’t mind the fact that he’s the underdog for his February 23rd fight against IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Brook said to the liverpoolecho.co.uk “It’s the first time in my career I’ve been the underdog but it doesn’t matter to me. I’m going to show him and the world…I’ll go out there and won’t be denied.”
If Brook is going to show the world that they were wrong to select Alexander as the winner then Brook is going to have to look a lot better than he looked in his fights against Carson Jones and Hector David Saldivia because he didn’t show in either of those fights that he can beat a talent like Alexander.
It’s not that Brook isn’t a decent fighter because he’s got some skills, but the problem is he hasn’t looked great when he was put in with opposition. Brook’s experience is pretty much nonexistent compared to Alexander.
That’s not Brook’s fault because he wasn’t the one that was picking out his mostly woeful opposition but it comes out to the same. He simply hasn’t faced quality opposition and that’s going to hurt him when he finds himself standing across from one of the best welterweights in the division in Alexander.
Alexander has beaten quality welterweights like Marcos Maidana, Lucas Matthysse and Andriy Kotelnik. Those three guys would have a great chance of beating Brook. In fact, I can definitely see all three beating Brook.
Brook would be a better fighter now if his British promoters had taken the training wheels off him six years ago instead of keeping him fighting soft opposition all these years. Brook is a 9-year pro, and yet the best opponent he’s faced is Carson Jones, and that guy arguably deserved at least a 12 round draw, if not a victory in their fight last year in July.
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