Professional boxing fans had a chance to witness the comeback of Kell Brook when he defeated the thirty-one-year-old Belarusian Sergey Rabchenko on March 3, 2018.
Last Saturday, Brook returned to the spotlight after two major defeats by Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence. The terminator he is, Kell Brook proved he was back to stay after defeating the former European champion, Rabchenko.
Some of the best UK betting sites favoured Brook despite him being out of the boxing ring for ten months. Those who placed wagers on ‘the Special One’ were in for a pleasant surprise. It took the British boxer only two rounds to stop Rabchenko with a right uppercut, and claim the WBC silver belt.
During his career, Brook had only two losses compared to 37 wins. However, the two defeats drastically shook up Brook’s career. The culprit for Brook’s first loss was Gennady Golovkin who almost cost the British boxer his eyesight. During the match, Brook suffered a broken right socket and the first defeat in his career. The fight ended in the fifth round with Golovkin as the winner.
Brook had a prosperous career until he was defeated once again by Errol Spence. He won the IBF welterweight title back in August 2014 and managed to keep the title for almost two years. However, it was the Errol Spence knockout that cost Brook his IBF welterweight title. After losing his title, Brook received a lot of criticism, and as he later admitted, he was depressed and was seeing a counsellor.
Many thought he gave up during his fight with Golovkin, and there wasn’t much concern about his eye injury. But had he continued to fight, Brook could have gone blind. We’re glad he didn’t, as today he is back on track.
According to Brook’s words, he feels comfortable with his new weight at 154 pounds. With 26 knockout wins, Brook has the wind at his back, and he feels strong and stable. The next milestone for Brook is to become a two-weight world champion. We also expect to see a fight between Kell Brook and Amir Khan this year.