Kell Brook is a professional boxer who is considered to be among the best active welterweight in 2017. Since starting his career in 2004, Brook has only lost two fights in his first forty, winning 12 by decision and 26 by knockout. He has fought in the middleweight, welterweight, and light-middleweight although it is in the welterweight that he has come to make a name.
Kell Brook Biography
Even though it is as Kell Brook that the boxer is mostly known, he was born Ezekiel Brook in Sheffield, Yorkshire, on May 3, 1986. The boy who would grow up to be known as The Special One in the boxing world was brought up by his mother and stepfather, Terry Thompson. While it is known that his biological father is Jamaican, Brook has never met him and there seem to be no effort on either side to contact the other.
When he was growing up as a child, he got introduced to boxing by his stepfather, Terry Thompson. At the time, he was only 9 and by the time he was 12, he had already started boxing as an amateur. He would go on to make a good showing of himself, recording as much as 31 wins from 36 fights and taking home two Amateur Boxing Association of England titles as well as a Gold medal at the 4 Nations Cup.
He began his professional career in 2004, and has since then, become one of the best in the sport.
Brook has been a victim of knife attack twice in the past. The first time was in 2007 when he was attacked in Sheffield while the second time was in Tenerife when he was on a holiday with his wife.
BoxRec and Career Achievements
Since his pro boxing debut in 2004, Kell Brook has come a very long way with many achievements and records to his name. Looking at his BoxRec, the Sheffield-born boxer won his first fight against Peter Buckley on points and then the next three by knockout. After winning his first 36 fights, Brook lost the 37th and 38th to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr. respectively. His next fights were against Sergey Rabchenko and Michael Zerafa both of which he won.
The Special One won the vacant British welterweight title in 2008 and defended it until 18 September 2010. In 2010, he won the WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title followed by the WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title in 2011, the IBF International welterweight title in 2012, and IBF welterweight title in 2014 before going on to lose the title in 2017. In March 2018, he won the vacant WBC Silver super-welterweight title.
The Ring magazine ranked him the world’s best active welterweight in 2017. In 2016, he was ranked the world’s best welterweight boxer by both The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. More so, BoxRec named him the second-best welterweight boxer and then the seventh best boxer, pound for pound.
His Net Worth
For a boxer who is considered to be among the very best in his division and with many titles to his name, it is only natural for one to expect that he has a good fortune to show for it. With that said, he has a net worth that has been estimated at over $10 million. Although he has made a lot of his wealth from his boxing career, he has also netted a lot from endorsement deals, sponsorship, and adverts.
Kell Brook also has a number of investments and he has his own company, Kell Brook Sports Ltd which was incorporated in 2010. The boxer has been listed as a director in the company.
Kell Brook’s Wife
Kell Brook has been in a rather long relationship with Lindsey Myers. Although she has been referred to as his girlfriend on many online platforms, there are also other platforms including The Sun that referred to her as his wife. Still, there is no record on whether the two have, in fact, been married.
Inasmuch as there is not too much that is known about Lindsey, it is known that she is the same age as her husband, only younger than him by a few weeks.
The boxer and Lindsey share two children together and it has been reported that they are expecting yet another child. Their first child is Nevaeh while the second is Estelle.