Froch, Nelson Believe Kell Brook Should End Career On High Note
Last Saturday night at Manchester Arena, Kell Brook pulled off the most important win of his career.
After a ten year feud, Brook secured a one-sided stoppage win over longtime rival Amir Khan.
The battle of former world champions came to a close in the sixth round, when the referee jumped in to save Khan from taking further punishment.
Immediately after the fight, Brook was challenged by middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. – who was sitting at ringside.
Brook and Eubank have a rivalry that stems from a 2016 scenario that involved both boxers.
During that period of time, Eubank was unable to reach an agreement to face middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin. Once Eubank was out, Brook replaced his countryman in the fight. The situation created a heated war of words between Eubank and Brook.
Former cruiserweight champion and Sky Sports pundit, Johnny Nelson, does not believe Eubank would provide enough motivation for Brook – certainly not in the same manner that he was motivated to fight Khan.
“He has reached his mountain top. That was the fight to take himself away from his family for. That was the only fight that could bring him to that point,” Nelson said.
“Can Eubank Jr? I don’t think so. Khan has quenched his thirst. There isn’t enough dislike, depth or hatred with Eubank Jr. I want to see him go out on a high. This is what people will remember him for.”
Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch is in agreement.
In 2014, Froch found himself in a similar situation – when he walked away from the sport after a vicious knockout win over a heated rival of his own, George Groves.
“[Brook] hasn’t got another training camp in him [as good as his preparation to fight Khan]. He was fueled and motivated by their relationship. That dragged him to this performance. It was the pinnacle. He is on the crest of a wave now,” Froch said.