Sheffield fighter Kell Brook is promising to avenge Ricky Hatton with a win over Vyacheslav Senchenko – and you could be watching for FREE.
We have tickets to be won to see the fight which Brook must win to pursue his world title journey.
He has set his sights on a blockbuster fight in the spring of 2014 and says the pressure is on to put in a five-star performance against Senchenko, the former WBA World Welterweight champion who finished Hatton’s career.
“To be honest, I was upset watching him beat Ricky, he was a hero of mine, and I want revenge for that,” said Brook.
“Tickets are flying because the fans know that this is a real fight and they know what he did to Ricky. He came over here and wanted blood in Manchester and he’s looking to do the same to me.”
Brook returns to topping the bill in his hometown after he put ‘the Carson Jones saga’ to bed with a cold and calculated display in Hull in July.
He added of Ukrainian Senchenko: “He’s only lost once to Paul Malignaggi, and that was stopped on cuts,” said Brook. “They don’t give World titles out for free, he’s proved he deserves to be at the top level and he’ll be the toughest test of my career. We didn’t need the fight, I’m still number one in the IBF, but when Eddie put the fight in front of me I was excited. It’s a must-win night, because the rewards are huge for the win but defeat would be damaging.
“I’m fit, healthy, injury free and loving boxing – the bad times are in the past, we’re running smooth and I’m looking forward to putting on a great show and packing out the Arena against a World class opponent.”
Britain’s brightest young stars will be in action, including Sheffield fighters Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins.
The under card includes Olympic heavyweight gold medallist Anthony Joshua v Paul Butlin, Blackpool’s Brian Rose v Javier Maciel, Adam Etches v Alexandre Mendes, Callum Smith v tba, Scott Jenkins v Antonio Rodriguez, Yafai v tba, Sam O’Maison v tba, Jordan Gill v tba.
Tickets purchased online or through the ticket hotline are priced £110, £66, £44 & £33 including booking fee. Tickets purchased in person at the Arena Box Office are priced £105, £63, £42 & £31.50 including booking fee. Tickets are on sale now, at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk.
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For your chance to win a pair of tickets enter our free draw by text, post or Twitter.
Text STA (SPACE) followed by RED3(SPACE), then your name, house number and postcode, and send to 61500. Texts cost £1 plus your usual network rate.
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