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Kell Brook Exclusive: I wouldn’t trust Conor Benn to dope again if we fought; AJ should be beating Dillian; Eubank Jr will get beat again

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In an exclusive interview with BettingSites.co.uk, former Welterweight champion boxer Kell ‘The Special One’ Brook gives his insight into some of the biggest fights happening in 2023.

Kell also opens up about his recent altercation with Conor Benn, and the possibility of the two facing each other in the ring.

Interview Highlights:

  • I wouldn’t trust Conor Benn to dope again if we fought
  • Eubank Jr talking rubbish about illegal elbows, he’ll get beat again
  • AJ should be beating Dillian
  • Khan’s failed drug test is terrible for young kids watching boxing
  • Spence is the stronger fighter, but Crawford is snappier

Full transcript

Question: What’s your prediction for this weekend? Terence Crawford or Errol Spence

Kell Brook: “I keep changing my mind day-by-day on this fight. There’s small margins between both of them but the world’s going to find out who’s number one this weekend, because in my eyes the winner will be pound-for-pound best fighter in the world in all weight divisions.”

Q: Who is the harder puncher? Terence Crawford or Errol Spence

KB: “Spence is the stronger fighter but Crawford has snappier shots and he comes at you from different angles. We don’t know how Spence will perform after his car crash and subsequent inactivity or if he’s struggling to make the weight because he’s a big guy. Styles make fights and to be honest it’s a ‘pick em fight’.”

Q: Would you trust Conor Benn to not dope if you were to potentially face each other?

KB: “No, I wouldn’t trust him. That is a fight where I’d definitely want to get the drug testers in.”

Q: Do you see a different outcome in Eubank Jr’s upcoming rematch with Liam Smith?

KB: “No, I see the same outcome. He will get dealt with again. What he was saying about (Smith hitting him with) an illegal elbow is a load of rubbish.”

Q: Can Dillian Whyte cause an upset against Anthony Joshua?

KB: “I don’t know really, that’s a tough one because AJ is a bit punch shy and Dillian Whyte hasn’t really been holding a shot too well. I know it’s heavyweight boxing and anything can happen, especially with the emotion that is involved with those two fighters. I can see either of them winning but AJ should be winning it.”

Q: What are your thoughts on Amir Khan saying he is making a comeback to boxing to potentially fight Pacquiao?

KB: “I don’t know but the last I heard was that he failed a drug test against me! I don’t know what’s happening in the game these days but good on him if he can make that fight. But all these failed drug tests are terrible for the sport and the young kids watching.”

Kell Brook

Kell Brook is a former professional boxer who had a career spanning over 18 years. He held the IBF Welterweight for 3 years from 2014-2017and once challenged for a unified middleweight world title in 2016. Brook held the British Welterweight title from 2008-2010, In 2017, The Ring hailed him as the world's best active welterweight. In 2022, he retired from boxing.