London: Britain`s IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook has told a British newspaper he is determined to resurrect his career after being stabbed in the leg while on holiday.
The 28-year-old was attacked on the Spanish island of Tenerife in what he called "an unprovoked attack", less than a month after his majority-decision IBF title win over America`s Shawn Porter in California.
The unbeaten Sheffield fighter said the attack took place in his assailant`s apartment in the early hours of September 4 after a night of drinking went wrong.
"Without warning or caution, one swipe," Brook told Saturday`s edition of the Daily Mail. "I was a victim of an unprovoked attack. Without warning, I was getting (hit with a) machete by this guy to my leg.
"This guy was stood over me, shouting and swearing. I am trying to scramble away. I was thinking about my daughter, that I need to get away.
"I was covered in blood, panicking, feeling so drained and weak from the loss of blood. I feared for my life."
Spain`s Civil Guard told AFP that an investigation into the incident had been opened, but the Daily Mail reported that Brook`s attacker was still at large.
Brook said that although he currently has no feeling around the wound in his left leg, he is confident of making a complete recovery so he can take on fellow Briton Amir Khan.
"I`m thinking positive because I have to, but believe me, I will get better and then I`ll smash Amir Khan," he added. "Nothing will stop me from coming back and defending (my belt). Nothing.
"The dream scenario would then be to fight Floyd Mayweather. I`m a young lion and I believe I can be one of the greats."