Kell Brook pulls out of title defense with rib injury
Oct. 16, 2015
LONDON (AP) — Kell Brook has pulled out of his IBF welterweight title defense against Argentina's Diego Chavez.
The British fighter picked up a rib injury in sparring on Thursday, ahead of the scheduled Oct. 24 fight.
Promoter Eddie Hearn says "it's always a bitter blow when an injury causes a fight to be postponed, especially so close to the event."
Brook's third title defense is expected to be rescheduled for later this year.