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Kell Brook vs. Jo Jo Dan: Big fight preview

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Kell Brook takes on Jo Jo Dan on Saturday night in his first defense of the IBF world welterweight title.

Brook's last fight was back in August, when he snatched the title from American fighter Shawn Porter with a majority decision, with the Sheffield native realising his world title dream in the American's back yard.

Kell was the underdog when he arrived in California last summer and surprised most boxing fans when he returned to the UK as the world champion. As a result, Porter later admitted that he had underestimated Brook and didn't consider him much of a threat; an assumption he went on to regret.

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Big fights should lie ahead for Brook in 2015

It comes as no shock that Kell Brook is the bookies favourite and is expected to breeze past the Romanian.

If Brook gets through Saturday night with a comfortable victory and retains his title then there are more lucrative fights out there for him, most notably a possible clash with either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao whom both fight out of the 147lb division.

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Comeback should be completed in style

Ahead of Saturday's fight, Brook has said that he is fitter than ever, which is remarkable after what he has been through and he has stated that he has kept his fans waiting too long and he can't wait to put on a show in his hometown of Sheffield this weekend but he is wary of not looking past Jo Jo Dan who will be set on his dream of winning a world title.

The action unfolds live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:30pm on Saturday, and involves an under card that includes the likes of Frankie Gavin, Adam Etches and Gavin McDonnell.

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Kell Brook
Floyd Mayweather
Welterweight
Manny Pacquiao
Boxing

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