BREAKING: Kell Brook Announces Retirement; Reactions Pour In From Boxing World: “No Better Way to End It Than..”

Published 05/07/2022, 1:11 PM EDT
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Kell Brook celebrates after defeating Sergey Rabchenko to win the Super-Welterweight contest at Sheffield Arena on March 3, 2018 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The former IBF welterweight champion, Ezekiel ‘Kell’ Brook, has come out with shocking news. The British boxer has announced his retirement from boxing. Due to this, the 36-year-old told Telegraph that he will be hanging up his gloves and won’t be returning to the ring.

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Brook leaves behind an illustrious legacy after winning huge fights against fighters like Shawn Porter, and Carson Jones as well as bitter rival Amir Khan.

The end of the road for Kell Brook

Kell Brook is one of the most notable fighters in the boxing world. Furthermore, the Brit stated that this is it for him after discussing this decision with his family. He said, “My heart’s no longer in it, I have got nothing left to prove. I have had a long chat with my family and my parents, and it’s over for me. I will never box again.”

Amir Khan (left) and Kell Brook face off each other during a press conference (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

Brook retires after a career-high win against his biggest rival, Amir Khan. Following this, the 36-year-old explained that this fight was essential for him as he shared, “I needed the Khan fight, I needed to settle the grudge, the feud. There is no dark feeling left in me now, I think when you have been in the ring with someone it passes, it leaves you.”

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Brook described to Telegraph, as the kind of boxer and person he wants to be remembered as after his retirement. He stated, “I’d just like to be remembered as a fighter who would go in with anyone, feared no one, and who gave the fans what they wanted.”

The world shares its view on Brook’s retirement

As the British boxer announced his retirement, fans all around the world came together to show their love and appreciation for Brook. Consequently, many fans congratulated him on his career and journey in boxing.

One individual expressed their relief as they weren’t looking forward to the potential Brook Vs Eubank Jr. fight.

The boxing world was in consensus about the importance of Brook’s victory against his greatest rival, Amir Khan. All in all, everyone had words of praise and applause for Brook.

One proud fan stated that there is “No better way to end it than knocking out his greatest rival.”

One fan, in particular, had an interesting take on the former welterweight champion’s career, as he stated, “Should never have taken the GGG fight, a yes man to Hearn, let down badly by promoter, manager and trainer.”

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The British boxer hangs up his gloves with his head held high. However, he would be proud to look back on his incredible run in the sport of boxing.

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Darsh Karkera

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Darsh Karkera is a Boxing author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his masters in Clinical Psychology at CHRIST University, Bangalore. According to Darsh himself, the one and only one thing that fuels him, is sports.

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