Kell Brook retained his IBF welterweight title with a clinical second-round stoppage of Kevin Bizier at the Sheffield Arena.Read the full story ›
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.
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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.
Matchroom Boxing will make a full statement on Monday regarding details of full refunds and partial refunds to those fans still attending the show.
Current IBF World Welterweight champion, Kell Brook, says he wants 'big' fights, like Amir Khan, after he fights Diego Chaves in October.
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.
Sheffield boxer Kell Brook puts his IBF world welterweight title on the line tonight against fellow Brit Frankie Gavin.
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.
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:
World Champion boxer Kell Brook has brightened up Sheffield this Bank Holiday by holding an open training session in the city centre.
The 29-year-old had his IBF belt with him and held it high in front of several hundred fans.
Sheffield boxer Kell Brook took part in the Sheffield half marathon at the weekend.
The welterweight world champion ran the 13.1 mile Yorkshire Half Marathon course for the Children's Hospital Charity and completed the course in one hour 35 minutes.
Kell Brook will defend his welterweight world title against Frankie Gavin in an all-British clash in London next month.
Brook, who defended his title against mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan at the Sheffield Arena last month, will headline a pay-per-view show at the O2 Arena on May 30.
Gavin, 29, from Birmingham is the only English boxer to win a World Amateur Championship. However, he failed in his attempt to dethrone European welterweight champion Leonard Bundu last year.
Brook had been targeting a lucrative bout with Bolton's Amir Khan.