- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

MADRID (AP) - Welterweight world champion boxer Kell Brook was stabbed in the leg while on vacation in Tenerife and was in hospital, Spanish police said on Thursday.

Brook’s promoters said he was in a stable condition. Police confirmed the boxer was admitted to La Candelaria Hospital in the northeastern city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The 28-year-old British boxer won the IBF welterweight belt against American rival Shawn Porter on Aug. 16 in California.

Brook was stabbed in his left leg on Wednesday while at the Golf del Sur resort complex in the southern town of San Miguel de Abona on the island in the Atlantic Ocean.

Police said they were investigating the incident, and no arrests have been made.

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