Kell Brook

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Name: Kell Brook
Alias: The Special One / Special K
Birth Name: Ezekiel Brook
Born: 1986-05-03 (Age:31)
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Hometown: Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 9″   /   175cm
Reach: 69″   /   175cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer/Manager: Brendan Ingle, Dominic Ingle
Promoter: Matchroom Sport (2011-present)

Amateur Career

  • Kell Brook had his first amateur fight at age 12 under the tutelage of Brendan Ingle. By the end of his tenure he had won 31 of his 36 fights, winning two Amateur Boxing Association of England titles and two National Association of Boys Clubs British Boxing Championships and a Gold medal in the 4 Nations. After his successful amateur career he faced the inevitable comparisons to Naseem Hamed. [1]

Regional & Minor Titles

  • BBBofC British welterweight title (outright holder)
  • WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title
  • WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title
  • IBF International welterweight title

Career Factoids

Notes

  • Kell Brook was the subject of the New Faces article in Ring Magazine: November 2011
  • Brook was stabbed in 2007 after a night out in Burngreave, less than a week after defeating Karl David in Cardiff.
  • Brook was also stabbed in the leg after an attack on holiday in Tenerife shortly after defeating Shawn Porter for the IBF World welterweight title in Carson, California.
  • Brook was ranked as the world’s best welterweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring Magazine in Aug. 2016.


Preceded by:
Shawn Porter
IBF Welterweight Champion
2014 Aug 16 – present
Succeeded by: