Sheffield world champion Kell Brook criticises Mayweather v Pacquiao fight

Kell Brook
Kell Brook

Sheffield’s world champion Kell Brook has publicly said what millions of thought: the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao fight was a bit of a disappointment.

“I wanted more out of the fight” said the IBF welterweight champion, who would love the chance to take on the American icon.“Pacquiao just didn’t turn up. He ran out of ideas.” The Ingle man also said did not believe Pacquiao had gone into the ring with a shoulder injury - more likely he sustained it on the night.

He also said casual fight fans would have wanted more action.

Brook said he was raring to go for his own clash with Frankie Gavin on May 30. He said the fight would bring the best out of both of them, but

he pledged to KO him.

“I am going in there to seek and destroy” he told SKY TV’s Ringside programme.

“Gavin is a very tricky fighter,” he said. “He was a brilliant amateur tipped to win gold at the Olympics. But he hasn’t performed as a professional, although when he’s put up against it, he does perform.

“I’m fit and healthy and ready for the 30th. It’s about being momentum, keeping me in the ring and you’ll see my very best.”

Meanwhile, Pacquiao has now had surgery on his right shoulder following his defeat at the weekend.

Pacquiao could be out of action for up to a year after he underwent corrective surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, but his surgeon Dr Neal ElAttrache said he could “not be more pleased with the results” and expects the fighter to make a full recovery.

Pacquiao claimed that he had suffered the injury during a sparring session three weeks ago and blamed the injury for his unanimous points loss on Saturday.

The Nevada Athletic Commission insisted that he did not declare a problem in a pre-fight communication and denied his request for a pain-killing injection two hours before the fight.

* Sheffield-based singer songwriter Damon Hess has written and produced Ross Burkinshaw’s own entrance music in time for his WBO Inter-Continental Bantamweight title fight on May 30, when he faces South African Klaas Mboyane.

Burkinshaw has yet to step out to into the ring with his own entrance music, a fact which Hess felt needed to be rectified.

“Against All Odds”, (release date 22nd May) will raise funds for two charities Ross supports.

On its release to iTunes, proceeds will be split between Balls to Cancer, a charity raising funds for male cancer awareness and education and Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids, a grant giving charity which supports individual children, groups and children’s charities where children are sick, deprived and in need of extra support.

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