Thursday, October 01, 2009

Brook is Boxing Writers Choice

Welterweight hotshot Kell Brook has landed the prestigious Boxing Writers' YoungBoxer of the Award.The undefeated British champion pipped Welsh star Nathan Cleverly by just onevote in the closest ballot in the award's 57-year history.Sheffield talent Brook, who boxes out of the famous Brendan Ingle gym, makes thefourth defence of his Lonsdale belt against Michael Jennings in a Britishblockbuster showdown at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on October 30th.Previous winners include Ken Buchanan, John H Stracey, Barry McGuigan, NigelBenn, Naseem Hamed, Joe Calzaghe, Scott Harrison and Amir Khan.Brook said, "It's a great honour that the boxing writers have nominated meas their choice of Young Boxer of the Year,""To have my name next to the greats of British boxing is fantastic and Iaim to prove that the boxing writers were right in their choice by going on towin a world title.The 23-year-old made the Lonsdale his property with three quick-fire defences ofthe title in only six rounds of boxing.He added, "I'm looking forward to my fight against Jennings next month andtraining is going great, so it could be another quick night.""Jennings is a quality fighter though and he may extend me further that myprevious opponents, but I'm relishing the challenge."Brook will be presented with the Geoffrey Simpson award at the Writers' Club'sannual dinner next month in London.Tickets priced at £30 (Tier), £40 (Tier), £50 (Tier), £100 (Floor), £150 (Floor)and £200 (Ringside) are available from:Liverpool Echo Arena0844 8000 400 http://www.accliverpool.com/ Ticketmaster0844 847 2500 http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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