Kell Brook stabbed in the leg

Newly crowned welterweight titleholder Kell Brook was stabbed in the leg on Thursday while on vacation on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

He is in stable condition at a hospital on Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco, according to Matchroom Boxing spokesman Anthony Leaver.

"We have no more details and aren't commenting further at this time," Leaver told ESPN.com.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear. Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), 28, who is from Sheffield, England, won a world welterweight title when he won a majority decision against Shawn Porter on Aug. 16 in Carson, California, in a long-awaited mandatory fight.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has Brook lined up for his first defense on Dec. 6 in Sheffield -- no opponent has been announced yet -- but it remains to be seen if the injury will impact the fight.

"We don't know the extent of the injury or any details at all at this stage so [I] can't say," Leaver said.

Hearn has been in talks for an eventual Brook showdown with British countryman and former unified junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan that would be one of England's biggest fights in years.