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On 7th July 2012, Brook fought another American, Carson Jones in what was supposed to be a routine victory (if anything of the sort exists in sport), but Jones had other ideas and took Brook all 12 rounds in a brutal encounter that required both fighters to be hospitalised after the contest – Kell Brook the winner on points, but it was certainly an eye opener if wanting to be a force in the welterweight division.
A few days after the fight Dave Hembrough received a call from Brook’s trainer, Dominic Ingle, who asked if we could support Kell, for his next fight which was a final eliminator for a shot at the world-title and potentially for the world title-fight.
Despite a lack of sport science research in Boxing, Dave and Alan Ruddock explored evidence-based practices to help Kell achieve elite physical performance, which eventually helped him capture the IBF Welterweight World Title in August 2014.
The program with Kell was the start of our journey in Boxing....