Sheffield's Kell Brook will return to action with a rematch against the dangerous American Carson Jones on July the 13th in Hull.
The unbeaten welterweight should have been fighting Devon Alexander for the IBF world title in the US this weekend, but had to pull out with an ankle injury.
Instead he now faces a a difficult fight against Jones, who ran him close in a brutal battle in Sheffield last summer. But another victory would leave him well placed to secure another world title fight - possibly in December.
Also on the same bill at Hull KR's Craven Park is Olympic Gold Medallist Luke Campbell's eagerly awaited professional debut, while Hull lightweight Tommy Coyle clashes with Derry Mathews for the Commonwealth title.
“This is going to be a special night for Hull and a massive night for British boxing,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
Boxing news - and Sheffield welterweight star Kell Brook's dream of becoming a world champion has been put on hold after he suffered an ankle injury in training. , boxing,
The unbeaten 26 year old was due to fight the IBF champion Devon Alexander in Los Angeles next month. But his promotor Eddie Hearn has requested a one month postponement, which means the fight will now probably take place in February.
Sheffield's unbeaten welterweight boxer Kell Brook is set for a world title shot against IBF champion Devon Alexander in the USA in January. That means that his much anticipated all-British encounter with Amir Khan will have to be put to one side, for now at least.
Kell earned the right for a shot at the title after defeating Hector Saldivia at the Motorpoint Arena last month. His promoter Eddie Hearn hopes the fight will take place on January 19th in either Las Vegas or New York.
Tonight Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook can take another significant step towards a world title.
He takes on the dangerous Argentinian Hector Saldivia at the Motorpoint Arena, in a final eliminator for the IBF crown.
Although he's still unbeaten, there were a few problems for Kell in his last fight against Carson Jones, but when John Shires went to watch him sparring at Brendan Ingle's gym recently, he told him everything's sorted now.
Sheffield boxer Kell Brook is one step closer to taking the world title following his win against American Carson Jones, at a packed out Sheffield Arena last night.
The unbeaten 26 year old finished the 12 rounds bloodied and tired with a majority decision win. One judge called it a draw, the other two ruled 116-113 and 115-113. He will face Argentinian Hector Saldivia next in an eliminator for the IBF World Welterweight title.