Kell Brook stabbed in the leg in Tenerife

04/09/2014 20:18

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook was stabbed in the leg in the early hours of Thursday morning while on holiday in Tenerife.

The Sheffield fighter suffered a stab wound to his leg and a cut arm after an apparent altercation at an apartment complex on the Spanish island.

"Kell was stabbed last night in Tenerife," said promoter Eddie Hearn.

"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."

Police are investigating the incident and it remains to be seen whether the injuries will force the 28-year-old, who had been on holiday with his pregnant wife, to postpone plans for a first title defence in December.

A spokeswoman for Spain's Guardia Civil said: "This morning a 28-year-old British man was stabbed at Golf del Sur in San Miguel de Abona.

"He was stabbed in the left leg and is hospitalized. He lost a lot of blood.

"There are no arrests at this time and the Guardia Civil are investigating."

Brook won the IBF title when he beat American Shawn Porter on points in California last month.