Kell Brook, 34, hints at retirement and says brutal KO loss to Terence Crawford could be 'end of the round'

KELL BROOK admitted defeat to Terence Crawford could be the 'end of the round' in his stellar career as he ponders retirement.

The Brit was stopped in round four of his WBO welterweight world title challenge against pound-for-pound star Crawford.

And afterwards, the 34-year-old said he will access his fighting future following a conversation with his family and team.

Brook told FightHype: "I don't know, I'll just speak to my family, it might be the end of the road."

The ex-IBF champion made a good start in the opening three rounds, winning the battle of the jabs.

But after a right hand landed in the fourth, it spelled the end for Brook, who was then given a standing eight-count.

He was allowed to fight on but was finished on his feet shortly after.

Brook was paid a reported £1.5million for the fight, which resulted in only his third career loss.

And the he was even ahead on two of the judges scorecards before the brutal stoppage.


After the defeat, Brook said: “Never in my career, nobody has ever done that to me in sparring or anything.

“It was one of them… I got caught with a shot I didn’t see.

I’m gutted because nobody could’ve gotten me in better condition.

"I was bang on the limit. Maybe I could’ve been a bit more relaxed and loose and let the shots go.”.

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