Exclusive: Kid Galahad talks Kell Brook future, backs a move to 154

Joe Hewlett 03/07/2017

Kid Galahad

Kell Brook is recovering well after undergoing a successful operation on his eye which was fractured during his fight against Errol Spence Jr.

That’s according to fellow Sheffield boxer and friend Kid Galahad, who also expects ‘Special K’ to return sooner than most expect.

“He’s on about coming back to the gym already, he come and seen me last week and I think after my fight we are going away on a training camp soon,” the 27-year-old exclusively told World Boxing News.

“He’s looking to fight again in December.”

Boxing fans, pundits and fighters alike will all be curious to see where Brook’s next move lays as he’s admitted in the past to having issues making the 147lb limit.

Galahad is also in the loom but believes he could operate at light-middleweight to better effect.

“I don’t really know whether he’s staying at the weight or moving up, I’m not too sure. He’s a big welterweight and he’ll be a big light-middleweight if he moves up. I honestly think he’ll be at his best at that weight.”

Agonising pain caused Brook to surrender his IBF title against Spence at Bramall Lane. It received a mixed-response with the likes of Chris Eubank Jr slamming Brook for allegedly ‘giving up.’

Though, the featherweight was quick to dismiss the criticism.

“No one can actually say anything about it until being in that position themselves. One shot can change the whole fight, it’s just how it is, what can you do?

“His eye went on his fight against Golovkin and then the eleventh round against Spence. He took as much as he could before the eleventh round but the pain was unbelievable and that’s what might have sprung to his mind, thinking, ‘I could actually end up getting blind here.’

“It’s boxing though, anything can happen at any given time. You win some and you lose some,” he added.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95