Recently crowned IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook has been stabbed whilst on holiday in Tenerife.
Brook, aged 28, beat the then champion Shawn Porter last month in Carson, California in a coming of age performance. Brook showed the world that he is an elite level fighter and proved the doubters wrong in a mature display.
Brook was celebrating victory
Brook had been celebrating his victory in Tenerife when he was stabbed in the leg during an altercation.
Brook's injury is not thought to be life-threatening but it is believed that he lost a lot of blood and also suffered lesser injuries to his arm during the altercation.
At the moment there is a lack of other details regarding the incident but unfortunately this isn't the first time that Brook has been stabbed. In 2007 whilst leaving a club he was stabbed but was able to return to box some six months later.
Brook's December fight now in doubt
Brook had looked set to fight this December in a homecoming bout in his native Sheffield but that would now look to be in real doubt. It is too early at the moment to rule out the possibility but it does seem unlikely.
Details will emerge over the coming days as to what actually happened and hopefully the perpetrator is found. The most important thing is that Brook recovers fully.
Hearn speaks out
Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn told reporters: "Obviously our thoughts at the moment are with Kell and hopefully by the sound of things he is in a stable condition and hopefully he's on the mend."
This is the second attack on a British boxer in recent times with Jamie Moore being shot in Marbella who himself sent his wishes to Brook by saying: ''It's shocking to be honest. Obviously there is no real information about what happened and why, but I hope it's not too serious. Let's hope for a fast recovery''.
This is bad news for a man who is so deserving of a good holiday having undergone a really tough time over the last few years and hopefully this wont set him back too much.