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Brook to fight Golovkin for unified Middleweight Championship

Kell Brook will step up a weight to take on Gennady Golovkin who currently holds all four world middleweight titles.

Sheffield's unbeaten IBF world welterweight champion will face the US-based Kazakh, who is also unbeaten.

Golovkin has knocked out 32 of his 35 opponents so far.

The fight will take place at London's O2 Arena on September the 10th.

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Kell Brook prepares for his long-awaited return to the ring

Sheffield's Kell Brook is making his long-awaited return to the ring following nearly a year out. The unbeaten 29-year-old makes the third defence of his IBF World Welterweight title against the little known Canadian fighter Kevin Bizier at the Sheffield arena.

Kell Brook is nicknamed the Special One but he has had little chance to prove it of late. It has been 10 long months since he last stepped into the ring after a rib injury ruled him out of his last fight back in October.

His opponent tomorrow - Canadian Kevin Bizier - has lost only 2 of his 27 professional fights. But both those were at the hands of Jo Jo Dan. The man Kell beat within 4 rounds just a year ago. It's therefore no surprise Kell is the overwhelming favourite and has already started thinking about what could come next.

The big fight he craves could come as early as this summer, but first Kell must ensure he does the biz against Kevin Bizier.

Kell Brook forced out of Chaves clash

Kell Brook has been forced out of his IBF World Welterweight title clash with Diego Chaves at the Sheffield Arena on Saturday October 24 after sustaining a rib injury in sparring.

Brook was set to make the third defence of his belt against the dangerous Argentine, but having spent time in hospital with the injury and taking the advice of medical experts following scans, the Sheffield star will now look to face Chaves later in the year.

The Sheffield show goes ahead with the Sky Sports debut of Chris Eubank Jr topping the bill as he defends his WBA Interim World Middleweight title against American Tony Jeter, Gavin McDonnell defends his European Bantamweight strap against former World title challenger Jeremy Parodi, along with a host of exciting young talent on the bill.

It's always a bitter blow when an injury causes a fight to be postponed, especially so close to the event. Kell picked up a rib injury in sparring yesterday and spent most of the day at hospital yesterday. Kell was desperate to fight but it was simply impossible and we will now look to reschedule the bout for the end of the year.

– Eddie Hearn, promoter

Matchroom Boxing will make a full statement on Monday regarding details of full refunds and partial refunds to those fans still attending the show.

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Brook: I'm coming for Khan after I beat Chaves

Current IBF World Welterweight champion, Kell Brook, says he wants 'big' fights, like Amir Khan, after he fights Diego Chaves in October.

Kell Brook (left) and Jamie McDonnell at the weigh in ahead of their fights

Meanwhile, Doncaster's Jamie McDonnell says he is eyeing a change in weight divisions following his next fight, wanting to move from Bantamweight to Super Bantamweight.

Kell Brook prepares for IBF world welterweight clash

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook puts his IBF world welterweight title on the line tonight against fellow Brit Frankie Gavin.

Kell Brook

Kell has an umblemished record having won all 34 of his professional fights but knows he will be in for a tough test against Birmingham's Gavin - a former world amateur champion.

But the Special One is confident of being on top form in front of over 18 thousand fans at the O2 Arena in London.

Brook to headline big night of boxing

There is a big night of boxing in store tomorrow at the O2 Arena in London and headlining the event is Sheffield's world champion Kell Brook.

Brook is putting his title on the line against fellow Brit Frankie Gavin.

Words were exchanged between the pair at today's weigh-in ahead of the bill, which also features two more world title fights.

Chris Dawkes' report contains flash photography:

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