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Hearn: Brook's Ankle Hurt, I Requested 3-4 Week Bump

Kell Brook's world title fight against IBF champion Devon Alexander will have to be rescheduled after the Briton picked up an ankle injury. The original January 19 date is now likely to come too soon for the unbeaten welterweight from Sheffield, with promoter Eddie Hearn in talks with his counterparts Golden Boy Promotions for a switch.

"Kell sustained an ankle injury that has hampered his training and running work over the last few days," said Hearn.

"I'm concerned mainly for the travelling UK fans and it's in no-one's interest for the fight to fall through closer to the time, so last night I requested a three to four week delay to the original date of January 19. This will eradicate the risk and ensure Kell will be 100% for the biggest fight of his life."

The fight was scheduled to headline a Showtime televised tripleheader at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by illmaticfighter on 12-12-2012

[QUOTE=yoz;12806117]Why would they 'plan' this? Brook has been working towards this for two years. If anyone is going to duck, it'll be Alexander.[/QUOTE] he fights mattyshe and ducks kell brooks ya ok.

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 12-12-2012

[QUOTE=badnewsbrown;12806273]Past 2 years? If he was so eager to becoming champ he would have just faced Bradley. Also he was given a shot at Mike Jones way back, which would have been an eliminator or vacant title, but again turned…

Comment by badnewsbrown on 12-12-2012

[QUOTE=yoz;12806117]Why would they 'plan' this? Brook has been working towards this for two years. If anyone is going to duck, it'll be Alexander.[/QUOTE] Past 2 years? If he was so eager to becoming champ he would have just faced Bradley.…

Comment by yoz on 12-12-2012

Why would they 'plan' this? Brook has been working towards this for two years. If anyone is going to duck, it'll be Alexander.

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 12-12-2012

[QUOTE=badnewsbrown;12805940]i generally don't pass on such rumours, but there were indications leading upto this. For a such a big fight that's taking place from a month from now and have no build-up or even an announcement means something ain't right.[/QUOTE]…

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