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Kell Brook: I Swallowed A lot of Blood From Broken Nose

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

KELL BROOK left hospital yesterday insisting he will learn from his painful points win over Carson Jones.

The unbeaten Sheffield welterweight went straight to hospital after the brutal 12-round majority points win over the American after losing a lot of blood from his broken nose.

One judge scored the IBF world title eliminator a draw, while the other two saw it 116-113 and 115-113 to Brook in front of his home fans at the Motorpoint Arena.

Brook, 26, may now have to box Argentinian Hector Saldivia in a final eliminator to decide who faces the winner of IBF champion Randall Bailey and fellow American Devon Alexander on August 9.

But to stay on track for a crack at global glory, Brook had to overcome some worrying moments late on in an enthralling encounter and had his nose broken in the eighth round.

Brook, who trains at the same Wincobank Gym in Sheffield that produced Naseem Hamed, insists the pain was worth it and says his 28th win was a valuable lesson.

He said: “I’m doing well now, but I went to ­hospital because I swallowed a lot of blood, so I checked myself in.

“It was an important lesson for me. You question yourself when you are hurt like that, but I showed I have got a big heart and big cojones to get through it.

“He kept the pressure up. When I broke my nose, I swallowed a lot of blood and it was hard to breathe in the later rounds and that affected my performance.

“I had to stay professional and not panic to stay in the fight. I kept listening to my corner, to their instruction, and tried to follow the game plan.

"Carson knew I was in trouble and he kept up the pressure until the end. I struggled to make the weight for the fight, which isn’t an excuse, but I will bring in a proper conditioner from now on. I was tired halfway through.

“I think I got the diet right but I need to get top men involved so I can sustain it through the whole fight. Things need to be addressed.

“It was a tough fight, but I came through it.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DonCarlos83 on 07-10-2012

[QUOTE=BornToLive;12318920][B]Nope, he looked okay in the first 5 rounds or so because Jones was fighting at Kell's pace. Somebody with high work rate & pressure will stop him. Boxers like Alexandra would easily out point him & I'm not even…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 07-09-2012

[QUOTE=BornToLive;12318920][B]Nope, he looked okay in the first 5 rounds or so because Jones was fighting at Kell's pace. Somebody with high work rate & pressure will stop him. Boxers like Alexandra would easily out point him & I'm not even…

Comment by BornToLive on 07-09-2012

[QUOTE=Sparked_26;12317268]He did gas a bit. He done well not to get stopped really. The first 5 rounds showed that Kell has skills that he can take to the top-level though.[/QUOTE] [B]Nope, he looked okay in the first 5 rounds or…

Comment by MASTER1454 on 07-09-2012

[QUOTE=tlarry;12317899]Go back to fighting on ESPN.... what a joke. Kell who????[/QUOTE] +1 He swallowed a lot of blood, huh? Sounds to me like Kelly's complaining, & this from a "fighter" on here dudes are nut-hugging as the next big thing,…

Comment by DonCarlos83 on 07-09-2012

[QUOTE=taansend;12318654]Well said. Last thing boxing needs is undefeated fighters who indulge in great fights on tv in an effort to fight for a world title. We need more sensible posters like you.[/QUOTE] hahahahahahahahaha Superb

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