Kell Brook is being lined up to return to the ring on the big outdoor boxing event in Hull currently being organised by Eddie Hearn and Matchroom for July 13, at either the KC Stadium or Craven Park.

The Hull show that features the professional debut of Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell and local boy Tommy Coyle’s bid for the commonwealth lightweight title against Derry Mathews, is a perfect opportunity for Brook to get a fight in while he awaits the result of Devon Alexaner’s IBF title defence against stable mate Lee Purdy next month.

Brook last week withdrew from challenging Alexander after injuring his ankle in training, giving Purdy the chance to step into an unexpected world title dream fight out of the blue.

Brook is still the No1 challenger for Alexanders title and his chance will come, but Hearn wants to keep the Sheffield boxer active until then and sees July 13, as an ideal time. “It probably will be a 10 rounder, then we want to put him in a big fight in September,” Hearn told iFilm London.

“I want to keep him active and give him something to focus on.

“He’s still training…swimming and cycling, nothing on the foot as yet, but I want to get him out in Hull and then hopefully in September at the (Motorpoint) Arena.”

Full interview with Eddie Hearn

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