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Brook eager to go out with a bang

15th January 2020, 15:23 by Tom Hill

Sheffield's Kell Brook claims he is ready for one last charge as he tries to win another world title before hanging up his gloves.

The 33-year-old will return to the ring for the first time in 14 months when he faces Mark DeLuca on February 8.

Brook's last victory came against Michael Zerafa in December 2018, but his career is now at a crossroads.

A defeat means he will retire, but Brook insists he has yet to get the best out of himself and is ready for one final push towards world honours.

He told the 5 Live Boxing with Costello & Bunce podcast: "This last chapter of my career, I'm giving it my all. If I get beaten, I can walk away with my head high, knowing I have given everything.

"If I get beaten by DeLuca, I will announce my retirement in that ring. If I can't beat him, what am I doing?

"I have realised I have been cheating myself and it is me who pays for it. So I am going to give myself the best opportunity to give my all.

"It's me who walks in my shoes. I know that I have never been 100%, but now I am 100%. But I am not a young buck any more, and I have to look after myself. I have to go to bed at night, not cut corners, do it by the book."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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