"Devon's sparring ten rounds and looking really sharp. I'm hearing Brook has hurt his foot again. Devon's preparing to defend his title on May 18th, with or without Brook," stated world-class trainer Kevin Cunningham, who responded to news that mandatory challenger Kell Brook suffered yet another foot injury and may once again be forced to withdraw from the May 18th showdown with IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander.
Word first spread this morning about the injury when Brook's promoter, Eddie Hearn, revealed on Twitter that he was receiving some type of treatment for it. It's unclear at this point if Brook will still be able to fight on May 18. Initial reports are that he suffered a double stress fracture in his foot and that they will visit a specialist on Monday to determine their next move.
As far as Cunningham is concerned, however, there's no need for Devon Alexander to have to wait on another postponement, especially considering that he's the champion. Whether Brook is ready to fight or not on May 18, Team Alexander fully expects to be defending their title against whichever top contender is healthy enough to fight.
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