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Kell Brook sidelined by foot injury

Updated: April 15, 2013, 1:04 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Welterweight Kell Brook, the mandatory challenger for titleholder Devon Alexander, withdrew from his world title shot on Monday because of a stress fracture in his right foot, Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn announced.

Alexander was due to make his first title defense against England's Brook on May 18 on the Showtime-televised card headlined by the Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse welterweight bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

Brook tried to work through the injury, ...

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