Kell Brook Moving Up In Weight Class For Next Fight

Kell Brook moving up in weight after campaigning for the majority of his career at welterweight with the exception of one fight.

That occasion came against Gennady Golovkin last year when Brook bravely moved up to the middleweight limit of 160lbs to challenge him for his middleweight crown.

It resulted in a stoppage and a damaged eye for Brook.

However he won plaudits worldwide for his courage and clean punches landed on Golovkin for as long as the fight went.

A move back down to welterweight proceeded that earlier this year when Brook surrendered his IBF welterweight title to the superb Errol Spence back in May.

The American travelled from the US to stop Brook in his hometown of Sheffield in an outdoor stadium event to win the title.

It was long suspected that Brook would make the move to 154lbs afterwards.

His promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the news today with a hashtag of ‘154’ on Instagram following a successful meeting with the boxer regarding his next fight.

A fight against long time rival Amir Khan has been mooted to finally happen in 2018. Although, Khan at this time is on a reality TV show and it is not known when exactly he will be back in the ring.

A fight at 154lbs could make a lot of logical sense for both men at this stage of both of their careers.