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Robles stands in front of Brook's title shot

Sheffield boxer, Kell Brook, will be feeling the pressure as he faces up to the hard punching Mexican, Alvaro Robles, at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

Earlier in the week it was confirmed that - at long last - the unbeaten welterweight will get his shot at a world title.

But his dreams could still be shattered if he doesn't get past the man from South America.

John Shires went to check out his preparations:

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No complacency for Brook ahead of title fight

Kell Brook has vowed to guard against complacency as he looks to move closer to a world welterweight title fight in Liverpool on Saturday night.

Kell Brook Credit: Press Association

The Sheffield fighter has been guaranteed a summer shot at the IBF belt currently held by American Shawn Porter - provided he dispatches Mexican Alvaro Robles at the Echo Arena.

Robles is no slouch having stopped all but two of his 17 victims inside the distance - but has also been frequently floored himself.

Brook said: "This is a very important fight and it is a banana-skin fight. It is important because if I don't win this there is no big one to follow.

"Robles is going to be game and he will want to take my head off. I am looking forward to the opportunity to get in there and show people what I can do."

Sheffield Welterweight star will get World title shot by July

Sheffield Welterweight boxer, Kell Brook, will have a shot at the world title no later than July 19th.

Kell Brook Credit: Press Association

The IBF have ruled that Shawn Porter may risk his IBF welterweight title against Paul Malignaggi on the condition that the winner must make his next defence against mandatory challenger Kell Brook this summer.

Both men must confirm in writing that whomever emerges as champion has the obligation to face Brook next.

Porter-Malignaggi must take place by April 19, with the winner required to face Brook 90 days thereafter.

If Porter-Malignaggi fails to materialise by April 19, Porter’s next defence must be against the unbeaten Sheffield star.

Kell Brook's hitlist for boxing superstardom

Kell Brook has drawn up a three-man hitlist as he looks to move into boxing superstardom following his emphatic win over Vyacheslav Senchenko.

The unbeaten Sheffield welterweight is eager to square off with either domestic rival Amir Khan, IBF world champion Devon Alexander or American star Adrien Broner in the next six months.

Brook, who has been on the verge of a world title shot for the last year, underlined his credentials with a fourth-round stoppage of Ricky Hatton's conqueror Senchenko in Sheffield on Saturday.

Brook seeks to cement status

Sheffield's Kell Brook training at Meadowhall Credit: Press Association

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook is convinced an emphatic victory over Vyacheslav Senchenko in on Saturday night will confirm his status as one of the biggest names in the welterweight division.

A world title shot has been long in coming for Brook, who had three prospective bouts against IBF champion Devon Alexander postponed earlier this year, but has now been installed as mandatory challenger.

But Brook believes he will underline his credentials if he does an impressive job on the Ukrainian, who sent Ricky Hatton into retirement with a shock ninth-round knockout win in Manchester last year.

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Brook determined to prove his class

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Kell Brook Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Kell Brook is convinced an emphatic victory over Vyacheslav Senchenko in Sheffield on Saturday night will confirm his status as one of the biggest names in the welterweight division.

A world title shot has been long in coming for Brook, who had three prospective bouts against IBF champion Devon Alexander postponed earlier this year, but has now been installed as mandatory challenger.

But Brook believes he will underline his credentials if he does an impressive job on the Ukrainian, who sent Ricky Hatton into retirement with a shock ninth-round knockout win in Manchester a year ago.

"I need to make a statement - it's going to be an epic night," said Brook.

"We didn't need this fight. I'm number one for the IBF title but (promoter) Eddie Hearn put the fight in front of me and I wanted to take it.

"I've put the miles in on the road and taken myself out of my comfort zone.

"I left my partner and my little girl at home and moved in over the road from the Wincobank gym, so I've trained very hard and I've taken this very, very seriously."

Alexander is due to defend his title against fellow American Shawn Porter in Texas next month after a projected defence against Amir Khan fell through.

Kell Brook targets showdown with Amir Khan

Sheffield's unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook is still targeting an all-British showdown against Amir Khan. Today Brook paraded his skills in an open training session at Meadowhall, ahead of his upcoming fight against the Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko at the Sheffield Arena a week on Saturday.

Brook is still the mandatory challenger for the IBF world title, and he knows that he can't afford any mistakes against a former WBA world champion, if he wants to take on Khan some time next year.

Kell Brook spars ahead of Senchenko showdown

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Kell Brook spars at Meadowhall ahead of his showdown with Vyacheslav Senchenko in Sheffield later this month Credit: ITV Calendar

Kell Brook is showcasing his skills at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield this afternoon, as he continues his preparations for his Welterweight showdown with Vyacheslav Senchenko on October 26 at the city's Motorpoint Arena.

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Kell Brook takes on Vyacheslav Senchenko at the Motorpoint Arena on October 26th Credit: ITV Calendar
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