Kell Brook: Anthony Joshua is The Messiah of Boxing

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

KELL BROOK once gave Anthony Joshua advice when he was an unknown amateur – but now he is in awe of the new king of boxing.

Joshua’s breathtaking battle with Wladimir Klitschko last weekend has made the British heavyweight a global superstar.

A record 90,000 fans saw the fight at Wembley Stadium and on UK pay-per-view TV – but Sheffield’s IBF welterweight champ Brook remembers meeting Joshua as an amateur before his 2012 Olympic gold medal success.


Brook said: “It’s inspiring what AJ has done. I saw him at Bethnal Green before the Olympics and he was a nobody back then – people were walking past him.
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“I told him Eddie Hearn was the best promoter to be with and to carry on doing what he was doing and Eddie would give him the platform to make a name for himself.

“He was an amateur back then but I could see a twinkle in his eyes and he looked great."

Brook, 31, who makes a fourth title defence against unbeaten American Errol Spence at Bramall Lane on May 27, added: “AJ is the Messiah of boxing and I would love to see him fight Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.”

Fury meanwhile, has poured fuel on the fire of a potential fight against Joshua.

He said: “I always said Wladimir would be my easiest fight. Now I change the goal posts, AJ will be my easiest fight.

“I’ve never been more confident or serious when I say something, I will play with Joshua like a cat with a ball of wool.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Patsfan bri on 05-10-2017

[QUOTE=Straightener;17659995]Have you seen the shape brook is in ? Spence is a good fighter but I think you Americans are caught in the hype Career best win algerie....[/QUOTE]brook always looks ripped and muscular, I just think going from 160 back…

Comment by Straightener on 05-10-2017

[QUOTE=Patsfan bri;17659062]dont bet on it you donkey.[/QUOTE] Have you seen the shape brook is in ? Spence is a good fighter but I think you Americans are caught in the hype Career best win algerie....

Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 05-09-2017

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;17658457]I put all my points on Fury to beat both wilder and Joshua IF he is 100% that is.[/QUOTE] I don't kno man. To beat Wilder you have to K.O. him because he just needs to eventually get to you…

Comment by Patsfan bri on 05-09-2017

[QUOTE=Straightener;17657310]brook is gonna beat the breaks of spence hillbilly is in for a shock :boxing:[/QUOTE]dont bet on it you donkey.

Comment by stevepeeve on 05-09-2017

Joshua just moved that 100yr old hag queenie off her pot err throne and is now Joshua's kingdom all of dreary damp gloomy crowded England. Hail to Queen Josh may you rule forever. Big ear Prince Chuck might be mad…

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