Kell Brook open to facing Benn or Eubank Jr if financial's are right

Former IBF welterweight world champion Kell Brook (40-3, 28KOs) said he's willing to come out of retirement to fight Conor Benn (22-0, 14KOs) providing the money is right. 

Brook retired from the sport in February 2022 following a sixth-round victory over career-long rival Amir Khan. Both fighters called time on their careers following the contest. However, since his last ring appearance, Brook had always kept the door open to a potential return under the right circumstances. 

"I’m retired," said Brook to BBTV. "But … I’m always up for a challenge, and if it makes sense for me and the right amount of Benjamins, we could do it.

"Unless they come serious, I’m happily retired with my pipe and slippers."

Despite retirement, Brook has been continuously linked with Benn and Chris Eubank Jr (33-3, 24KOs) as a possible big-name opponent.

The prospect of a contest between Benn and Eubank Jr has been rumored for several months amid Benn’s positive drug tests last year and the subsequent, ongoing saga.

The British Boxing Board of Control and United Kingdom Anti-Doping are appealing an anti-doping panel’s July decision to clear Benn. 

Brook is aware of his value and worth as a possible opponent for Benn or Eubank Jr, admitting that facing either fighter would be something he would entertain. 

“I’m the biggest name. If I come out of retirement and announce I’m fighting one of them two, we’ve got a sell out straight away so, you know, it’s there,” he said.

“Yeah. I think so. I could get out of my silk sheets for that and train hard. I don’t know if they [Eubank and Benn] are fighting each other but I’ll be watching.”