Kell Brook Biography

( 1986 - )
February 9, 2020
First published on:February 9, 2020
by Karan

Facts of Kell Brook

Date of Birth: 1986, May 3
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Ezekiel "Kell" Brook
Birth Place Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Famous Name The Special One, Special K
Horoscope Taurus
Father Julie Thompson
Net Worth $12.5 million
Nationality British
Profession Professional Boxer
Married to Lindsey Myers
Children 2

Kell Brook, born Ezekiel "Kell" Brook, is a British professional boxer who held the IBF welterweight title from 2014 to 2017. He also held the British regional welterweight title from 2008 to 2010. In 2016, he challenged for a unified middleweight title. 

A native of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, Brook was born on May 3, 1986, under the star sign of Taurus. He stands a height of 5 ft 9 in and weighs 67 kg. He is also known by his nicknames, "The Special One" and "Special K." In May 2017, The Ring ranked him as the world's best active welterweight. And on September 2019, BoxRec ranked him as the world's eighth-best active light-middleweight.

Net Worth and Earnings

Kell Brook's net worth was reported upto, USD 12.5 million, which included only purse payouts information in 2018. After a fight with Gennady Golovkin, a report was published detailing his purse payouts. He received the highest purse payout upto $3.5 million.

Brook reportedly pocketed $1.5  million for his recent fight against Mark DeLuca and also received 60% of the PPV sales money.

Brook (and his wife) pictured with his Rolls Royce SOURCE: Instagram @specialkellbrook

Career Earnings and Purse Payouts

OPPONENT TOTAL CASH RESULT

Michael Jennings

$200,000

Win

Matthew Hatton

$200,000 

Win

Carson Jones

$100,000 

Win

Vyacheslav Senchenko

$125,000

Win

Shawn Porter

$100,000

Win

Jojo Dan

$175,000

Win

Frankie Gavin

$600,000

Win

Kevin Bizier

$600,000

Win

Gennady Golovkin

$1.75 million

Lost

Errol Spence Jr

$1.5 million

Lost

According to some sources reports, Brook earns between $2 million-$3 million for each fight 2016-2018 fights.  He received $2 million from the fight against Zerafa and $2.5 million from the fight against Rabchenko. The purse payouts for a match might increase for boxers who work with promoters, as the fighters earn international money and pay-per-view revenue share.

Who is Kell Brook Married to?

Kell Brook is married to Lindsey MyersShe is believed to be of the same age as Brook. Meyers is seen regularly at Brook's fights. Together they have two children, Nevaeh aged six, and three-year-old Estelle. 

Brook with his wife Meyers SOURCE: The Sun

The couple are expecting a third child as Lindsey is currently pregnant. Not much is known about Meyers as she keeps herself away from her husband's fame. 

When Meyers was pregnant with her second child, Brook suffered a horrific knife attack in Tenerife on September 4, 2014. He was stabbed three times in the leg and once in the arm. A witness stated he had lost a lot of blood and there were no immediate arrests.

Brook's Career

At the age of 12, Brook faced his first amateur fight under the guidance of BrendanIngle. In his amateur career, he won 31 fights out of 36, two Amateur Boxing Association of England titles, and two National Association of Boys Clubs Britsh Boxing Championships.

He won a gold medal in the 4 Nations. His early inspiration was Naseem Hamed, who also trained under Ingle.

Video: Kell Brook Vs Mark DeLuca Fight Highlights

Brook recently faced Mark DeLuca in his comeback fight after 14 months. He defeated Mark via KO in the 7th round of the fight.


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