Kell back sparring after costly injury

Kell Brook vs Carson Jones  I.
Kell Brook vs Carson Jones I.

KELL Brook has rehabilitated well from two foot problems and is now body-sparring and regaining fitness lost during his injury ‘down time.’

Sheffield’s world championship contender suffered a fractured metatarsal and blood supply problems to other parts of his foot, forcing him to have to postpone his IBF clash with American Devon Alexander.

Brook was depressed after having to pull out, for a second time, with injury.

But he’s now focussed on his comeback, against former adversary Carson Jones on July 13.

Trainer Dominic Ingle said: “Kell has to get back the momentum he had when he got injured. There’s no doubt that before his foot injury he was in such fantastic shape he would have won the world title.

“He’d trained hard from November to the back end of February and nobody could be surprised if he went walkabout for a while as he got his head around what had happened. “All that hard work, training over Christmas, and nothing materialised.

“Now I’d put him at 70% fit. He’ll be 100% when he faces Jones. He has no pain from the foot and a scan has confirmed everything is Ok.”

Of the first fight with Jones, Ingle said: “Kell got into some deep water at times against Jones but still came through relatively unscathed. Jones’ face was black and blue and very swollen.”