Sport Science Support for Kell Brook IBF World Champion Professional Boxer
Thursday 28 August 2014
Amid all the flashing lights, it was a moment of sheer exhilaration when the winner was finally announced: “By a majority decision, the new IBF welterweight champion on the world – Kell Brook.”
Now if you’re not a boxing fan you may not be familiar with Brook but he’s the first British boxer in 28 years to win a world title in the US from an unbeaten American fighter, Shawn “Showtime” Porter.
Brook’s victory was the culmination of 20 years of hard work and support – and of course a sprinkling of science courtesy of his team from Sheffield Hallam University. I’ve been Brook’s sports scientist for two years.
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