Kell Brook pulls out of title defense with rib injury

LONDON (AP) Kell Brook has pulled out of his IBF welterweight title defense against Argentina’s Diego Chavez.

The British fighter picked up a rib injury in sparring on Thursday, ahead of the scheduled Oct. 24 fight.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says ”it’s always a bitter blow when an injury causes a fight to be postponed, especially so close to the event.”

Brook’s third title defense is expected to be rescheduled for later this year.