KELL BROOK wants to prove to heavyweight Amir Khan that you can combine boxing and alcohol – if you apply the right measures.
The former 2004 Olympic lightweight lightweight world champion and silver medalist stated: “With Kell, we knew he was one of those guys who could go off the rails after a match, instantly. .
“He’s going to be missing for a few weeks and weighing in.”
But unlike the two-weight world champion, who has stayed true to his roots with pints of Guinness records and a local game of darts, Ingle hopes Brook’s occasional thirst doesn’t end in disaster.
“Kell loves going out drinking with his old friends, he’s been doing it for years,” Ingle said.
“But almost all the great boxers have something a little bit different about them – look at Ricky Hatton, who is famous for that.
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“When it comes to the biggest fight of his career – against Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr – that lifestyle probably influenced his losses, Ricky says it probably happened.
“But Kell Brook, out of all the boxers I’ve coached over the years, he’s determined to get through it in camp – he never slacks off in camp.
“Getting him on is very difficult but once he is turned on there is nothing to stop him.
“He is in great form and just like six weeks ago, he cannot be without training, rest, recovery, eating right and doing everything right. I don’t know what Amir Khan has been up to in the last six months – but I know all that Kell has.”
Khan has insisted the 35-year-old couple meet at the minimum weight limit of 149lb and each excess pound will result in a £100,000 fine.
But Brook – who has been fighting to lift his 5ft 9in frame down to the welder since he jumped to middleweight to face Gennady Golovkin in 2016 – insists Khan made a huge mistake by letting him We cut back for too long and save ourselves a fortune.
Former IBF world weightlifter Brook said: “I wake up at 4am every day because I have so much adrenaline running through my body.
“Khan made the big mistake of giving me 7 months to do this weightlifting.
“I’ve been working out constantly so I can be there with the weight I could have gained a month ago. I missed our family and our Christmas to make sure everything went as planned.”
The feud has gone on for 20 years, and after the two met as British schoolgirls in a mind match, both claimed to have enjoyed the better.
But what started as a sports rival, at times, turns into an ugly one, and Brook admits he wants to be the man to end Khan’s glittering career.
He added: “We have known each other since the age of 15, a long way.
“It’s been a while since we’ve arrived but here we are, I’m so excited.
“Things would be fine after years of talk about him saying he was going to hit me. Everyone will watch and see who wins and it will be me.
“I am very happy that I will be the one to retire for him. It will be very satisfying. That’s something that’s been missing in my career. “
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