KELL BROOK will be ringside to watch Chris Eubank Jr’s fight with Liam Smith – because he is “desperate” for the winner.
Brook walked away on top after stopping long-time rival Amir Khan in six rounds last February.
GettyChris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith ahead of their fight[/caption]
GettyKell Brook will be ringside to watch Chris Eubank Jr’s fight with Liam Smith[/caption]
But the former IBF welterweight world champion has struggled to avoid the temptation of a comeback.
Brook’s intrigue will bring him to Manchester on Saturday, the scene of the crime for his retirement fight.
Promoter Ben Shalom told Sky Sports: “Kell will be there on Saturday.
“He’s desperate for the winner of that fight. He wanted the Eubank fight after the Khan fight.
“He feels he wants the winner of this fight whether that’s Liam Smith or whether that’s Eubank Jr.
“There is a rematch clause, so if Liam does win Eubank will have the option with that one.
“But there’ll be massive fights for whoever the winner is. Huge nights and Kell Brook definitely wants to be one of them.”
Brook, 36, held talks to fight Eubank after stopping rival Khan, 36, but it led to nothing.
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Eubank, 33, instead moved on to a mega-fight with Conor Benn, 26, but it was dramatically scrapped just days before.
A failed drug test from Benn saw the bout scrapped with the welterweight now fighting to clear his name.
Meanwhile, it left Eubank to turn his attention to former sparring partner Smith, 34, and neither can afford a loss.
Shalom said: “Both of them want to fight again in the summer. “This a springboard to massive fights in 2023.
“But this is the one they’re both focused on. Were Chris to lose this, it really will be difficult to come back from and Liam the same.”
GettyChris Eubank Jr, promoter Ben Shalom and Liam Smith[/caption]