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‘Normally I’m s****ing myself’ – Eddie Hearn hails Kell Brook’s fitness after brilliant victory over Mark DeLuca

Eddie Hearn has hailed Kell Brook’s return to the boxing ring and insisted the fighter is now fitter than ever.

The Sheffield-born star beat Mark ‘The Bazooka’ DeLuca with a seventh round stoppage in his home city.

Eddie Hearn congratulates Kell Brook

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Eddie Hearn congratulates Kell Brook

The 33-year-old, a former IBF welterweight title holder, dispatched his opponent with ease, eventually dropping his American opponent with a strong left hook.

He’d already put him down in the third with a strong combo, drawing blood from DeLuca.

Brook is targeting a title this year as he comes back from a 15-month absence which saw him pile on the pounds before shedding them ahead of this bout.

And promoter Eddie Hearn praised his fighter, insisting is now looking in better shape than ever.

“Kell Brook, back with another great performance, he said after the bout.

Kell Brook lands a punch on Mark DeLuca

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Kell Brook lands a punch on Mark DeLuca

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“I’ve never seen him smiling so much.

“I’ve never seen him so fit. I’ve never seen him sitting on the stool after five rounds, normally I’m shitting myself because I’m thinking how has he made the weight? Are we going to run out of gas?

“He could have gone 20 rounds out there tonight.

“Back with a bang. Big, big 2020 for [him].”

Kell Brook battles with Mark DeLuca in Sheffield

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Kell Brook battles with Mark DeLuca in Sheffield

This Article was First Published on TalkSPORTS.com

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