Whats next for Kell Brook ?

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Will he fight on? Will he retire?
Will he try his luck at 154lbs?
Will he go back to chasing after Khan..?
 
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I definitely think he should retire especially considering how terrible he looked last night but he will carry on.

Kell will probably as mentioned try and get a fight with Khan or even worse try and get a shot at a 154 belt. :sad
 
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Retire hopefully.

Can't see Khan ever fighting him, even now. Brook is all wrong for Khan, and Khan knows it.
Irony here is he would have made more money fighting Khan.
Then he got paid for fighting Spence and Crawford combined.
But his dad vetoed the fight "We only fighting if we get 50/50".

Were is that 50/50 now.?
 
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Personally think he should retire. Has 2 broken orbitals its not worth the risk.

Plus in any serious fight he will be entering the ring subconciously afraid to break them again.
 
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Anyone knows how much he got for the fight?

$2 Million Dollars Brook

$4 Million Dollars Crawford

Hope Brook retires if he carries on he will just be a opponent.

A really strange career won a world title in the US massive tick had Matchroom and Sky backing yet never managed to secure a unification fight. He should have taken the Vargas fight. Big mistake taking on GGG got massive credit for taking it bit in hindsight big mistake. Leaving Ingle as well career suicide

Really cant see how he can get a world title. Won a world title though made plenty of money but 34 2 damaged eye sockets cash out.
 

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$2 Million Dollars Brook

$4 Million Dollars Crawford

Hope Brook retires if he carries on he will just be a opponent.

A really strange career won a world title in the US massive tick had Matchroom and Sky backing yet never managed to secure a unification fight. He should have taken the Vargas fight. Big mistake taking on GGG got massive credit for taking it bit in hindsight big mistake. Leaving Ingle as well career suicide

Really cant see how he can get a world title. Won a world title though made plenty of money but 34 2 damaged eye sockets cash out.
He never really had proper Sky backing. They could’ve made him a star as he always used to get huge views on Sky Sports. I remember him & Matthew Hatton set the record for a non-PPV Sky show at the time which I’m presuming Froch-Bute now holds but they wouldn’t put the money up. I think Hearn pulled out of the Vargas deal as he was wanting over £2m to come unify.

Even the PPV’s he was in he basically stumbled into. Golovkin came about when Eubank pulled out, Gavin was a short notice job on one of Eddie’s ‘stacked PPV’s’ to fill his quota & the Spence fight only came about when Brook ignored his Dad & Dom Ingle & refused to vacate his belt & move up in weight.

They should’ve basically done what ESPN are doing now with Crawford & put the money up to face the B level welterweights & constantly selling him as the best in the division until they could get the big PPV unification fights.
 
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He never really had proper Sky backing. They could’ve made him a star as he always used to get huge views on Sky Sports. I remember him & Matthew Hatton set the record for a non-PPV Sky show at the time which I’m presuming Froch-Bute now holds but they wouldn’t put the money up. I think Hearn pulled out of the Vargas deal as he was wanting over £2m to come unify.

Even the PPV’s he was in he basically stumbled into. Golovkin came about when Eubank pulled out, Gavin was a short notice job on one of Eddie’s ‘stacked PPV’s’ to fill his quota & the Spence fight only came about when Brook ignored his Dad & Dom Ingle & refused to vacate his belt & move up in weight.

They should’ve basically done what ESPN are doing now with Crawford & put the money up to face the B level welterweights & constantly selling him as the best in the division until they could get the big PPV unification fights.
I dont know how you can say he never had proper Sky backing. They invested alot of money in him and gave him top billing and show cased him numerous times. The fact most of his fights were against lacklustre opposition. Was down to Eddie Hearn and Brooks management. For a non-ppv show I believe Khan vs Sammy Vargas holds the current record.
 
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I dont know how you can say he never had proper Sky backing. They invested alot of money in him and gave him top billing and show cased him numerous times. The fact most of his fights were against lacklustre opposition. Was down to Eddie Hearn and Brooks management. For a non-ppv show I believe Khan vs Sammy Vargas holds the current record.
It was down to Eddie Hearn. Brook’s team wanted the Vargas fight & he wouldn’t stump the cash up. He was kept been promised mega fights against Khan or whoever & they never came so he eventually got frustrated & took the Golovkin fight.

They didn’t really mind the Dan fight as it was the first one back after the stabbing or even the Gavin one as it was a quick turnaround but after that they only wanted the big fights & they were furious when they ended up having to face Bizier who Dan had already beaten when Hearn had promised them a mega fight.
 
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It was down to Eddie Hearn. Brook’s team wanted the Vargas fight & he wouldn’t stump the cash up. He was kept been promised mega fights against Khan or whoever & they never came so he eventually got frustrated & took the Golovkin fight.

They didn’t really mind the Dan fight as it was the first one back after the stabbing or even the Gavin one as it was a quick turnaround but after that they only wanted the big fights & they were furious when they ended up having to face Bizier who Dan had already beaten when Hearn had promised them a mega fight.
I would agree with most of that. For most of his career Hearn never promoted Kell as a potential great fighter in his own right.

He paid good money to bring over Breidis Prescott and Demarcus Corley to fight Paul Mcloskey. When they were still respectable names. Did not do the same for Brook.

His entire promotional strategy was to piggy back of Khans name and goad him into a fight. Instead of promoting Brook in his own right.
Mind you Kell Brook his dad and Dominic Ingle all seemed happy with that strategy as well. And made most of his career about Khan.
 
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Khan is the only other real money fight for him. Get it done and hang up the gloves.
 
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It was down to Eddie Hearn. Brook’s team wanted the Vargas fight & he wouldn’t stump the cash up. He was kept been promised mega fights against Khan or whoever & they never came so he eventually got frustrated & took the Golovkin fight.

They didn’t really mind the Dan fight as it was the first one back after the stabbing or even the Gavin one as it was a quick turnaround but after that they only wanted the big fights & they were furious when they ended up having to face Bizier who Dan had already beaten when Hearn had promised them a mega fight.
I wouldn't defend Hearn, but I don't think he can be blamed 100% without knowing all the discussions that took place.

Vargas was being brought over to give up his title, so he rightly wanted a lot of money.

That would mean there wasn't much left in the pot for Hearn and Brook. One or both would need to take less or maybe risk more on an unappealing ppv.

Alternatively, Vargas would probably take less if it was in America, so they could maybe fight there. (although neither Brook or Vargas was a draw there, and Matchroom weren't big players).

We don't know what options were put to Kell and his dad, or what their reactions were.

Between Hearn and Brook they should have taken the risk. 2 belts would have raised his profile, made it harder for the American based fighters to ignore him, and he could have dropped the ibf rather than face Spence at the wrong time.

That's not just hindsight either, I think most people on the forums were saying it at the time.
 
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Between Hearn and Brook they should have taken the risk. 2 belts would have raised his profile, made it harder for the American based fighters to ignore him, and he could have dropped the ibf rather than face Spence at the wrong time.
Despite his defeat I always gave Kell full credit for taking that fight, all he said in the build-up was Spence Jr's my mandatory so I'm gonna fight him and too right too, dropping the belt because the challenger is dangerous isn't something I would personally give the thumbs up to, if you're champion then whenever the mandatory is called, it's the right time. I remember Bradley getting out the way when it was time to fight Spence Jr although at least he called time on his career and it was a permanent call so once I saw he didn't just temporarily retire in order to swerve him I began to relax on TB but if Brook ducked Spence Jr I don't think I would have ever been able to forget it and I'm not sure most others would have either if I'm honest, it's better to fight and lose from a legacy standpoint.
 
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Despite his defeat I always gave Kell full credit for taking that fight, all he said in the build-up was Spence Jr's my mandatory so I'm gonna fight him and too right too, dropping the belt because the challenger is dangerous isn't something I would personally give the thumbs up to, if you're champion then whenever the mandatory is called, it's the right time. I remember Bradley getting out the way when it was time to fight Spence Jr although at least he called time on his career and it was a permanent call so once I saw he didn't just temporarily retire in order to swerve him I began to relax on TB but if Brook ducked Spence Jr I don't think I would have ever been able to forget it and I'm not sure most others would have either if I'm honest, it's better to fight and lose from a legacy standpoint.
I think you have to admire him for taking the fight. That's what you want from a fighter.


The timing was awful though, and as a business move it would have been better to drop the belt and recover/drop the weight safely.

His performance against Spence was great considering the situation.
 
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