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Kell Brook to face Vyashaslev Senchenko

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Brook ready for October date in Sheffield. (©GettyImages)
Brook ready for October date in Sheffield. (©GettyImages).

Kell Brook is set to fight again in October, against Ukranian fighter Vyashaslev Senchenko.

Brook will be the hometown fighter as the fight takes place in the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield.

Brook will go into this fight as hot favourite, especially after his commanding victory over Carson Jones, an opponent he previously struggled with. 

Senchenko however does have an impressive pedigree and should not be taken lightly. 

The 36-year-old might well be at the tail end of his career, but it was only in November 2012 that he put a stop to Ricky Hatton's glorious comeback. 

"I'm delighted to make this fight and feel it's the perfect fight for Kell at this time," said promoter Eddie Hearn speaking to Sky Sports.

"It's without doubt his sternest test yet and Senchenko brings credibility as a former world title holder and mass appeal after his KO win over Ricky Hatton.

"We are going to put on a special show in Sheffield and the atmosphere will be electric."

Brook should have the tools to beat Senchenko, and do it in style. Paulie Malignaggi outboxed Senchenko, and ended up stopping the Ukranian in the ninth round, when he took the world title off him in April of last year. 

'Speciial K' certainly possesses more power than Malignaggi, whether he can land as frequently will be interesting, if he can, a stoppage could be on the cards. 

Brendan Ingle's fighter will be looking to send out a statement come fight night, after a frustrating year regarding cancelled world title fights, as his clash with Devon Alexander did not happen due to injuries on both sides of the Atlantic.

If Brook overcomes Senchenko, he could be in line to face the winner of Devon Alexander and Amir Khan, who are due to fight later this year. 

 

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