The former IBF welterweight world champion showed no signs of ring rust in his first fight in 14 months.
Kell Brook is considering a return to the world level after making an explosive return to boxing with a seventh round knockout victory over American Mark DeLuca in Sheffield.
In his first fight since defeating Michael Zefara by unanimous decision in an uninspiring performance in December 2018, Brook insisted that only a “spectacular” victory would work upon his return and showed that he remains in the world title contest.
DeLuca was a helpless man who entered the contest at the Sheffield Arena, but had only suffered a defeat in his 25 fights, which was produced by split decision against Walter Wright in June 2018.
However, the former IBF welterweight world champion showed no signs of ring rust in his first fight in 14 months when he took control of the competition.
“I don’t want to go on vacation with the family, I want to go back to the gym on Monday,” Brook told Sky Sports. “I want to fight in 10-12 weeks, I’m ready to go. This is the last chapter of my career, Eddie Hearn will align them in big fights for me, world titles, 2020 will be the year I will be champion again.