Exclusive - Kell Brook bound for Matchroom Sports

BoxRec News understands that one of British boxing's best prospects, Kell Brook, signed a promotional contract with Matchroom Sports today.

Brook recently became a free agent after his contract with Frank Warren expired and the Sheffield welterweight has decided he would prefer pastures new.
'Special K' blasted through most of the domestic division, winning the Lonsdale belt outright in 13 rounds over a period of 13 months in 2008/9. He made it to number one contender status with the WBO and his last three fights have seen him beat Krzysztof Bienias, Michael Jennings and, latterly, the completely out of his depth Philip Kotey.
Whatever the reasons, the really big fights have not come his way thus far and Brook will hope that changes soon.


Simon Barclay speaks to BoxRec News from Klitschko's Champ Camp

Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko is preparing to face Australian Alex Leapai on 26th April and as usual he has chosen the familiar surroundings of the Austrian Alps. Just hours after winning his professional debut at the Copper Box in London, 24-year old Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay was on a plane to join up with him in what the Ukrainian calls 'Champ Camp'.

Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.