BRITISH boxer Kell Brook has been stabbed in Tenerife, Euro Weekly News has learned.
The 28-year-old welterweight world champion is currently holidaying on the island. It is reported that the sportsman was injured in the leg on Wednesday and is currently in hospital in a stable condition.
The Guardia Civil have issued a statement: “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 hospitalised. He lost a lot of blood. There are no arrests at this time.”
The incident comes a month after Brook’s surprise victory over American Shawn Porter, and could impact negatively on plans for a fight against fellow Brit Amir Khan in December.
Fraser Dainton, reporting for Sky News, said: “As I’m sure you can imagine, this must have been extremely distressing and upsetting for everybody involved.
“He was looking forward to a nice, quiet, relaxing time over in Tenerife with his family, but obviously this has put a shadow on things at the moment.
“The details are fairly sketchy, but the good news is that it looks like the injuries, from what we’re told, are not too serious.”
The boxer has been stabbed before: in 2007 Brook was left seriously injured after an attack at a party in Sheffield left him with stab wounds to his side and buttocks.