Brook: I was ready to go in and take Alexander’s title
By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) received some bad news earlier today about his fight against IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) being postponed because of an injury Alexander suffered while in training for their now canceled February 23rd fight.
That fight date is now off, but the fight is still very much on, but they need to figure out how long it’s going to take for Alexander’s injured bicep to heal before they can give a date for the fight.
Brook said to Sky Sports News. “I’m in complete shock. This was a massive moment for me but I’ll be on the phone to Eddie as soon as I can and find out exactly what’s gone on. I’m in tip top shape, I’ve had a fantastic training camp and I was ready to go and try and take that title.”
I don’t see what the big deal is. Brook wasn’t making a big production about his own injury that caused the Alexander-Brook fight to be postponed until February 23rd. Brook injured his ankle during training, and that led to their fight, which was supposed to take place in January, to be moved to February. So now that Alexander has an injury, you can call them even now.
It’s not a big deal Alexander getting injured. If Brook is as great as he seems to think he is, then he should be able to still beat Alexander when they do fight. Brook isn’t going to get old if he has to wait an extra month or two, and he’s not going to get out of shape as long as he keeps his conditioning up.
The only negative I see coming from this is perhaps Brook will over-train while he’s waiting for the fight and end up worn down by the time the fight finally does happen.
If Brook over-trains then that’s on him, because he should be getting professional advice from his trainer Dominic Ingle. He should have Brook do just enough to keep his form but not too much to where he’ll be skeleton when he walks in the ring to face Alexander in March, April or whenever the Alexander-Brook does take place.
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