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Brook ‘gutted’ after world title fight is postponed


SHEFFIELD WELTERWEIGHT contender Kell Brook will have to wait a while longer for world honours after his opponent pulled out of their IBF title bout in Detroit, Michigan on February 23.

The undefeated former British champion was scheduled to face IBF titleholder Devon Alexander later this month.

However, the American has withdrawn from the contest, citing a bicep injury and the match-up has now been postponed.

Alexander versus Brook was originally supposed to take place on January 19 but the latter asked for the title fight to be pushed back by a month after sustaining a ankle injury in December.

Nicknamed ‘The Special One’, the 26-year-old Brook, who has an unblemished record of 29 wins (19 K.Os), told BBC Sport: "I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. I'm still confident I can keep my head right and do the job, because I'm a professional.

“I've had a fantastic camp and I was ready to go over there and take that title.

"I don't know what's going to happen or what the situation is right now. I've got to wait to speak to Eddie [Hearn, Brook’s promoter] and find out from him. That's all I can tell you for now."

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