Welterweight Kell Brook has returned to the gym following his September 10 loss to Gennady Golovkin, the first of his career.
The 30 year-old from Sheffield went toe-to-toe with most powerful puncher in the world, pound for pound, before being stopped in the fifth round with a broken eye socket.
A painful and intrusive surgery later, and Brook is eyeing a massive fight in the spring of 2017 – potentially against a champion at the 154 pound limit.
1st day back in the gym today. I want them huge names in spring ???????????? pic.twitter.com/KPZuJjKwpn
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) October 14, 2016
Brook is yet to announce he will formally vacate his belt at 147 pounds but has mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr. waiting in the wings and doesn’t seem to see the American as a big enough name.
Spence could find himself fighting for the vacant belt by the end of the year as Brook concentrates on the super-welterweight division, which as it stands, isn’t fully loaded with big stars.
More realistically, Brook could challenge for a world title at the higher weight class after a warm-up in the coming months before then lining up the likes of Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan or even Canelo Alvarez.