Sheffield fight fans have snapped up 5,000 tickets already for the Kell Brook v Vyacheslav Senchenko contest at Sheffield Arena on October 26.
A press conference at the venue today pitted both welterweights together - and the mutual respect was there for all to see.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn and trainer Dom Ingle both referred to Senchenko’s last fight in the UK, when he “beat up” Ricky Hatton.
Both men suggested it would be the toughest ever outing for Brook.
The world-title chasing Ingle fighter said the test would prove he is ready to go to the highest levels of the sport.
Full story in tomorrow’s Star.