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Kell Brook’s weight settles down, 147 remains a possibility

WBN 02/11/2016

Lawrence Lustig

Welterweight world champion has a big decision to make in the near future after revealing another fight at the 147 pound limit could happen in the spring.

Brook ballooned up in weight to face Gennady Golovkin at the middleweight limit in September, scaling a massive 176 pounds one month before their fight before eventually losing out via fifth round stoppage in London, suffering a broken eye socket into the bargain.

As a mandatory bout with dangerous American Errol Spence draws near, Brook must decide whether to take on the undefeated and skillful challenger or move up in weight to campaign at super-welterweight.

“My weight has settled down so I could still make welterweight. I’ve got Spence on the horizon and there’s the likes of [WBC champion] Garcia and Amir Khan as well, but I don’t know yet,” Brook told ESPN.

“The eye socket is healing well, but I still have some stitches in my mouth where they went into my cheek during the operation.

“I’m looking forward to getting back in the gym and seeing what direction I’m heading in next. I need to make sure my eye is 100 percent before I start doing that. I’m looking at getting back in spring next year,” he added.

UK rival Khan recently informed WBN he wants Brook to remain at 147 as a super-fight between the pair could only happen at the lower limit. The ex-super-lightweight king is set for a comeback of his own in 2017 and seems open to a meeting should an offer come his way.

Khan was stopped by Canelo Alvarez in six rounds when moving up himself in the spring but admitting to WBN facing the Mexican at 155 was a mistake.

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