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By Neel Khagram


Kell Brook is ‘ready to go’ and start preparing for his next fight, says trainer John Fewkes


By Neel Khagram 

Kell Brook is “in a good place” and ready to start training camp ahead of his next fight, says trainer John Fewkes.


‘The Special One’ is currently assessing his options after British rival Amir Khan chose to face WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford instead accepting an offer to fight him next.


A decision on whether to fight at 147lbs or the 154lb super-welterweight limit is perhaps the Sheffield boxer’s biggest decision, but lead corner-man Fewkes insists his charge’s greater discipline outside the ring will make weight management less of a focus.


"Kell is and will be ready to go. He has done well staying on it,” Fewkes said to The Sheffield Star.


"He has a new little one now and has not blown out. It’s not as if he has got stones to drop.

"He can be ready in a camp of eight, ten or 12 weeks, the longer he has to get ready the easier it will be.

“Honestly, he is in a really good place.”

Brook became mandatory challenger to face IBF and WBA super-welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd after out-pointing Michael Zerafa in December - his first first under the guidance of Fewkes after leaving Dominic Ingle and the famous Wincobank Gym.


The pair faced criticism on the back of the performance, but Fewkes insists they still intend to work together for the next fight.


"It is business as usual,” he said.


"Everything seems spot on. I expect we'll start the camp fully when we get a date and opponent arranged.

“I don't get involved in the business side but Kell would be ready for his next fight in April.”​