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Kell Brook announces he will fight Diego Chaves next

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IBF welterweight world champion Kell Brook will defend his title for the third time against Diego Chaves on October 24.

The fight will take place at the Motorpoint Arena in Brook's home town of Sheffield. The 29-year-old will be looking to put in another convincing performance as he looks to land some mega fights against the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan.

The Briton beat Shaun Porter in the USA to become world champion just over a year ago.

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Out-Classing Opponents

Last time out the unbeaten Brook (35-0-24KO's) out-classed Frankie Gavin in an one-side fight back in May- stopping Gavin impressively in the sixth round. It's been a busy for year for the world champion who also stopped Jo Jo Dan in March.

Chaves, however, should prove to be a much tougher test. The hard-hitting Argentine has previously held the WBA Interim title and has only lost two of his 26 bouts.

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One of those losses came against Brandon Rios, after a controversial disqualification- a result that Chaves called a "blatant robbery." The other defeat was to now WBA welterweight world champion Keith Thurman. The 29-year-old also recorded a draw against Manny Pacquiao conqueror, Timothy Bradley.

Pedigree

These results show the pedigree of a man that will be coming to Sheffield to ripe the belt out of Brook's hands. Something Brook highlighted while speaking to Sky Sports, he said, "Chaves is a rough, tough, durable fighter who is very dangerous. We know what level he has mixed at and how good he is. I'm looking forward to the next challenge and I'm feeling sharp after my break."

Chaves said that his next opponent is "easily troubled by body punches," and, "has problems going forward."

Brook responded by stating, "I don't think some fighters realise how big I am and how sharp and accurate I punch and I am looking forward to making a major statement against him. If he does what he promises it's going to be one hell of a fight."

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