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Kell Brook Tells Hatton: You Can Not Get Into My Head!

by Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

THERE will be no pregnant pause in Kell Brook’s training for the biggest fight of his career.

Undefeated Brook meets Matthew Hatton at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on March 17 with his WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title and the IBF International belt at stake.

And Brook, 25, has hit back at claims by Hatton that his training could suffer when partner Lindsey gives birth to their daughter in ­February.

Hatton’s partner Jenna is also due to give birth to a daughter in early March – but he has been through the experience of training for a fight while becoming a father before.

He believes Brook’s plans could be thrown into chaos, but said: “Jenna and I have gone through it all before so there will be nothing new there for us.

“For Kell it’s a new experience ­becoming a father for the first time. It’s absolutely amazing, of course, but it’s a real shock and it takes some getting used to.

“It can be a really difficult period and it’s hard to stay focused on the training.

“But sometimes in life there are more important things than ­boxing and being a father is one.

"When you bring kids into the world you have to provide for them so it’s a motivation for the training and the fight as you are doing it for their future.”

Hatton, 30, fought Craig Watson for the Commonwealth title in ­Manchester in 2008 shortly after the birth of his son Jack.

He said: “It was a difficult time and it affected my performance – and it will have an effect on Kell.”

But Sheffield fighter Brook said: “We’ve got things worked out and it’s not going to be interrupting our training.

“We’ve got our heads around how it’s going to work and we’ve got a lot of people around us so it’s not a ­worry – I’m just really ­excited.

“He can’t get into my head with that sort of stuff and on March 17 I’m going to be all over him.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Leohappy on 02-04-2012

i didn't know malignaggi refused the fight in ukraine.. must have missed the news. well somebody will have to pack up and travel there eventually to get a shot at the title. because brook doesn't want to go there either.…

Comment by 4Corners on 02-04-2012

[QUOTE=Leohappy;11744000]we can comment on it, but in reality it will be tough for brook to get a meaningful fight in the US. just like zaveck, kotelnik, and even to some extent amir khan... brook is dangerous and neither HBO nor…

Comment by Leohappy on 02-04-2012

[QUOTE=4CornersKid;11743951]I think Kell Brook has the tools to be a really good Welterweight and obviously I am a Kell fan, but he needs to step up after Hatton. He should pursure bouts with Senchenko, Aydin, Solomon, or Jones for June…

Comment by Drunk Punch on 02-04-2012

Its Mathew Hatton for god's sake, let's get real. Easy win for Kell.

Comment by 4Corners on 02-04-2012

I think Kell Brook has the tools to be a really good Welterweight and obviously I am a Kell fan, but he needs to step up after Hatton. He should pursure bouts with Senchenko, Aydin, Solomon, or Jones for June…

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