Brook pleased with Spain training camp
Welterweight contender Kell Brook returned to Sheffield after a training camp in Spain, and has told Matthew Hatton that he will be in prime shape when they meet at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on March 17, live on Sky Sports.
Brook spent a week in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands with members of the Ingle Gym in Sheffield as he began his preparation for the massive ‘War of the Roses’ domestic shootout against Hatton.
The unbeaten 25 year-old headlines the biggest show of his career so far against the former undefeated European champion and he believes that time in the sun has given him the perfect start to his preparations.
‘Spain was great, we trained three times a day, running on the beach was tough but great for the fitness,’ said Brook. ‘It was nice to get a change of scenery. There was about nine of us from the gym and a few Spanish boxers there too – we had a good laugh but got down to some good work too.
‘I'm back in the Wincobank now but I was training over Christmas anyway as Eddie Hearn told me there was something big coming in March so I didn't want to switch off at all. I'm stepping it up now and we're going to be really hitting it hard in the next week or so but I already feel great so there are no worries there.’
Hatton recently warned Brook that his training could suffer as he becomes a father for the first time when his partner Lindsey gives birth to their daughter mid-February. Brook has denied that it will be a distraction and warned Hatton that he is in for a hard night in Sheffield.
‘Everyone is different – we've got things worked out and it's really 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 to help too so it's not a worry, I'm just really excited about it.
‘He can't get into my head with that sort of stuff and on March 17 I'm going to be all over him. Dominic Ingle has already got me working on plans for Matt and I know my game plan on the night will be spot on to beat him and bash him up,’ said Brook.