By James McKnight @mckjimbo
Kell Brook's challenge for the IBF World welterweight title against American title holder Devon Alexander is to be put on hold after it is is reported that Brook rolled his ankle when out running. The injury is said to not be serious.
The fight, which was due to take place on 19th January 2013, is now due to take place possibly 3-4 weeks after that date.
Brook's promoter, Eddie Hearn, posted on the social media network site Twitter today with this to say:
"Just to let you know we have asked for @SpecialKBrook fight to be put back 3-4 weeks due to an injury. I wanted to flag this up now rather than run the risk of a late pull out and let everyone book non-refundable flights etc. Will provide further news shortly."
Hearn also spoke with sky sports:
"Kell sustained an ankle injury that has hampered his training and running work over the last few days,"
"I'm concerned mainly for the travelling UK fans and it's in no-one's interest for the fight to fall through closer to the time, so last night I requested a three to four week delay to the original date of January 19"
"This will eradicate the risk and ensure Kell will be 100 per cent for the biggest fight of his life."