It has been confirmed today that the highly anticipated step-up in class for welterweight sensation Kell Brook against Michael Jennings is off due to Brook suffering from a virus infection. The intriguing contest was due to take place at The Echo Arena in Liverpool will now probably be re-scheduled.
It’s not yet known if Sky Sports has pulled the plug on broadcasting the undercard which featured arch-rivals Tony Quigley and former Contender star Paul Smith fighting for Quigley’s British Super Middleweight title. Also on the undercard, the three Olympians were to progress through another round of fights for James DeGale and Frankie Gavin. Also unbeaten prospect Jamie Cox was to be showed on Sky Sports 1 on Friday Fight Night.
This is a major blow for UK fans as this was meant to be the great follow up to the slugfest between Ryan Rhodes vs. Jamie Moore last week. We’ll have to wait a little while to see how Brook performs against a competitor the same level.