‘It’s over for me. I’ll by no means field once more’: Kell Brook RETIRES from boxing aged 36 despite career high win over Amir Khan in February as ex-world champion says he finishes with ‘no darkish emotions’ after beating his bitter rival
- Former world champion Kell Brook has introduced his retirement from boxing
- The Sheffield-born boxer was topped welterweight world champion in 2014
- The 36-year-old sealed a sixth-round stoppage over Amir Khan three months in the past
Former world champion Kell Brook has introduced his retirement from boxing, three months after beating bitter rival Amir Khan.
Brook, who was topped welterweight world champion in 2014, bows out on the age of 36 with a document of 40-3.
His three defeats got here towards middleweight Gennady Golovkin, and welterweights Terence Crawford and Errol Spence.
Former world champion Kell Brook (pictured) has introduced his retirement from boxing
The 36-year-old sealed a sixth-round stoppage victory over rival Amir Khan three months in the past
Brook defeated his arch-rival Amir Khan by way of a sixth spherical knockout on the AO Arena in Manchester in the pair’s long-anticipated bout lower than three months in the past.
‘I’ve had an extended chat with my household and my mother and father, and it is over for me. I’ll by no means field once more,’ Brook informed the Sunday Telegraph.
‘It’s slightly emotional to be really saying this out loud. My mum is relieved. I feel everybody round me is happy.
‘Truth is, boxing is a really very powerful, harmful sport, one in which you’ll be legally killed in the ring, and I’ve completed now with all my schools intact.’
He added: ‘I wanted the Khan combat, I wanted to settle the grudge, the feud.
‘There isn’t any darkish feeling left in me now, I feel when you might have been in the ring with somebody it passes, it leaves you.
‘Me and Amir stated some phrases which had been hateful in the build-up, however that is what occurs in boxing.
‘But I respect him after the combat. He confirmed actual coronary heart in there.’
Brook turned world champ in 2014 by beating Shawn Porter by way of a majority choice.
He had three profitable defences earlier than dropping to Gennady Golovkin after which dropping his belt in a second successive defeat to Errol Spence Jr.