By Kenny Leavett – Kell Brook will make his long-awaited return as he steps back into the ring on December 8 in his hometown of Sheffield.
The former world champion at 147lbs makes his come back from an ankle injury which kept him sidelined through the summer and now is back on the path of pursuing his dream fight with British rival Amir Khan in the fall of 2019.
The 32-year-old was last in action back in March as he took apart Sergey Rabchenko in just two rounds, and challenged Khan to attend the fight, with negotiations continuing for their highly anticipated showdown next year.
Brook has been quoted as saying “I am back at the Sheffield Arena and back on Sky Sports,”
“I was ringside for Amir Khan’s last fight, so let’s see if he’ll be there on December 8, or will he be too shook for Brook?
“Wherever he is, he’d better be watching. ‘The Special One’ is back!”
Khan was in a battle of his own last time out in September as he had to overcome adversity after touching the canvas against Samuel Vargas , later going on to secure a hard fought points win on the scorecards as Brook watched on sitting ringside in Birmingham.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has been dealing with negotiations between the two Matchroom fighters and had hoped things will run smoother now the pair are both under the same stable but Brook has dismissed his rival’s calls for a re-hydration clause, although the fight is still expected to be agreed at the welterweight limit of 147lbs, the very same division in which Brook reigned supreme as IBF champion between 2014 – 2017, before his KO loss to Errol Spence Jr.