Kell Brook seemingly has no regrets following his decision to walk off into the retirement sunset. Having placed his rivalry with Amir Khan to rest, stopping his man in the sixth round earlier this year, Brook viewed his victory as the cherry on top of his sundae.
Since then, Brook has enjoyed the retirement life. While boxing remains the furthest thing from his mind as he spends his days traveling the globe without a care in the world, one particular showdown has grabbed his attention.
At the moment, domestic rivals Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr. are scheduled to square off at a catchweight of 157-pounds on Saturday night at the O2 Arena.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Benn had tested positive for traces of a banned substance back in August. While the British Boxing Board of Control have prohibited the bout from taking place – at the moment the fight is still going forward as planned – as promoter Eddie Hearn and his legal team are working around the clock to keep the event intact.
With his name innately linked to both men, Brook admits that he’ll keep a watchful eye if their upcoming bout proceeds.
Although he has no plans of dusting off his gloves and returning to the ring, he remains overwhelmingly confident that even at the age of 36, he’s more than capable of doing a number on either fighter.
“I believe that I’d beat both of those guys,” said Brook during an interview with Safe Betting Sites.
Putting himself aside, Brook reveals that he’s incredibly intrigued by how Benn vs. Eubank will play out. Benn, who has spent the entirety of his career competing at 147-pounds, grew tired of being kept out of big fights. With no one of note coming across his desk, the highly ranked welterweight contender has opted to try his luck against a much bigger man.
In the case of Eubank, his hubris has been on full display from the moment he inked his name on the dotted line. Having competed as high as 168-pounds, Eubank has settled into his role as a top contender in the middleweight division.
When asked to give his prediction, Brook struggled with separating his personal feelings. Over the years, Eubank and Brook have engaged in curse-filled verbal tirades. Ultimately, while the former IBF welterweight belt holder loathes his longtime rival, he refused to allow his deep hatred cloud his judgment. Considering the decided weight advantage that Eubank will have at his disposal, Brook simply has a difficult time picking against him.
“It’s a good fight but I don’t like Eubank at all. I do like Benn, he’s a nice guy. I got a lot of respect for Benn. But I think I’m leaning toward Eubank in that fight. He’s the bigger guy, he has more experience.”