Kell Brook fight to be delayed

  • Last Updated: December 12 2012, 10:41 GMT

Kell Brook's world title fight against Devon Alexander may have to be re-scheduled after the Briton picked up an ankle injury.

Kell Brook fight to be delayed

The original January 19 date is now likely to come too soon for the unbeaten welterweight from Sheffield, with promoter Eddie Hearn in talks with his counterparts Golden Boy for a switch.

"Kell sustained an ankle injury that has hampered his training and running work over the last few days," said Hearn.

"I'm concerned mainly for the travelling UK fans and it's in no-one's interest for the fight to fall through closer to the time, so last night I requested a three to four week delay to the original date of January 19.

"This will eradicate the risk and ensure Kell will be 100 per cent for the biggest fight of his life."

A venue had not been finalised and while Los Angeles or Las Vegas were favourites, a new date could bring New York back into play.

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