Boxing star Kell Brook has sworn allegiance to Rangers in the battle for this season's Scottish Premiership title - thanks to his friendship with Gers striker Jermain Defoe.

The former IBF and British welterweight champion backed Gers for the silverware over rivals Celtic.

Taking to Instagram for a fan Q&A, Brook was bombarded by fans with questions regarding his career in and outside of a boxing ring.

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One question posed by a fan simply asked "Rangers or Celtic?"

And the boxing hero responded: "Got to go Rangers with my G Jermain Defoe".

Brook, 33, was also asked which player he believes to be the best in the English Premier League.

And he surprisingly opted for former Celtic man Virgil Van Dijk ahead of Sadio Mane, also of Liverpool, and "the ginger kid at City", understood to be referencing Kevin de Bruyne.