Conor Benn has warned Kell Brook to stay retired for the sake of his health after their ringside clash at Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron.
The British boxers almost came to blows after Benn bumped into Brook while he was taking part in an interview, following months of bad blood between them.
Speaking to the media backstage after the altercation, Benn, who was cleared by the WBC in February after failing a drugs test, warned the 37-year-old to stay retired having hung up his gloves after beating Amir Khan.
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Speaking to Boxing Social, Benn said: "It's been intense all day when I've seen him. Obviously he's been talking the most saying he wants this fight and that he'll 'teach this kid a lesson'."
He continued: "I just said to him: 'stay retired mate, stay retired, cos you'll get hurt messing with me.'"
The 26-year-old (21-0) predicted that he would win by way of stoppage inside the first two rounds if the bout went ahead, which angered his rival.
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Brook (40-3) said in his own chat with the channel: "I like the challenge and that he thinks he's going to do me in two rounds. He's not boxed anyone at my level and I'm the main man in Britain.
"I've not got old overnight and I can still do what I do."
Earlier this year Brook apologised on social media after a video emerged of him appearing to snort white powder at his home, noting his post-retirement struggles.
He said: "I messed up, I hold my hands up and want to apologise to my family gym friends and fans.
"It’s no secret that I struggle with mental health and I’m finding retirement really hard. I’m actively seeking the help I need to get me on the right path.
"Again I apologise for the hurt I’ve caused."
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