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Following his first loss as a professional at the hands of Middleweight juggernaut Gennady Golovkin, 30-year-old Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) returned to the boxing gym this past week.
Brook, who is still the IBF welterweight champion, suffered a broken eye socket against Golovkin at the O2 Arena in London, but had successful surgery and is now back on the pads with head trainer Dominic Ingle.
While Brook was non-commitable about what division he will campaign in, he did state that he’s looking to return in the spring of 2017.
“First day back in training today. A bit of movement, get a nice sweat on,” said Brook in his Instagram message.
“I’m ready for those big fights in early spring next year.”
There are huge matchups awaiting Brook, regardless of the division he decides to fight in.
“London was the perfect host for the unmissable fight between the undisputed pound-for-pound king in Gennady Golovkin and our very own Kell Brook,” Sadiq Khan said.
“Both for our city, and the thousands of boxing fans in London, staging the best fights is something we could all get used to,” said Khan.
Errol Spence is also eagerly awaiting a decision from Brook to see who he will have to face for the IBF title.
“I’m just waiting it out and waiting to hear from Kell Brook’s team if they are going into negotiations or vacate,” said Spence (via Fight Hype).
“I’ve been hearing him doing a lot of interviews and he’s been mentioning guys like Amir Khan and Canelo and guys in the higher weights, so hopefully he vacates sooner or later so I can get my thing going and fight for the title and unify the titles with the other champions in the division.”
Regardless of who Brook decides to face next, fans will be excited to see him return.