Originally Posted by JFT96
Bit of both really I'd say, not so much abuse but just lack of support. But his flashy speed style and inability to avoid tear ups was always going to enamour him to the Yanks so for that reason alone, it was a smart move by him.
He's best just staying there to fight now IMO. His last 'Homecoming' went down like a lead balloon and, although I think he'd win, I doubt he'd take the risk of a Brook fight back home in England as an introduction to the 147 division.
The only way I could see him coming back is, as its a bit of a topic at the moment, he was to be picked up by a terrestrial channel as he is 1 of maybe 2 boxers in the country now who have transcended the sport in one way or another. He would be a very popular hit on the TV because casual fans know of him but I don't think it will ever happen. It's much easier and more lucrative for him Stateside.
apart from the **** up with the tv, id say 17000 in the men wasnt a bad homecoming.