Kell Brook grafting in the gym following machete attack (photos)

Phil Jay 29/01/2015

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook has been working non-stop in the gym to get ready for his first defence of the title against mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan.

The 28 year-old is in camp for what will be the Sheffield fighter’s comeback from a serious leg injury suffered whilst on holiday with his familty in the wake of his defining night.

Brook had just beaten Shawn Porter convincingly on US soil to realise his lifelong dream but walked into trouble when taking a break with his wife and child in Spain to celebrate the win.

‘The Special One was horribly slashed on his leg in an incident with a man that Brook had been drinking with and spent time in hospital recovering from the shock ordeal.

Now back to full fitness, Brook is determined to prove the attack has had no affect on him as he plots a successful homecoming against Dan n March 28 at the Motorpoint Arena.

A convincing victory over the Canadian-Romanian could set up a summer blockbuster for Brook with arch-nemesis Amir Khan at Wembley Stadium. Domestic rivals Brook and Khan have longed been linked to a match-up at 147lbs and promoter Eddie Hearn is known to be keen to make it a reality for his boxer.

Pictures courtesy of Matchroom Boxing