Sheffield superstar boxer Kell Brook will defend his IBF World Welterweight title in front of a home crowd and we have tickets to be won, writes Graham Walker.
Brook is up against number one mandatory challenger ‘Jo Jo’ Dan at the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday, March 28.
We have TEN tickets - five pairs to be won.
The Sheffield star landed the title in August last year with a career-high win over Shawn Porter and makes a long-awaited return to fight in the Steel City since he stopped Vyacheslav Senchenko in October 2013.
Brook dives straight into the deep-end following his life-threatening injury when he was attacked whilst on holiday in September.
Canadian-based opponent Romanian Dan edged out Kevin Bizier in a final eliminator for ‘The Special One’s’ title in December.
“It feels incredible defending my World title in Sheffield,” said Brook.
“I want to get this mandatory out of the way and then target those mega fights that are out there in the division. There is no chance that I will be underestimating Jo Jo Dan though as I know how he will be feeling having worked so hard to get into the mandatory position just like I did, but I will be working twice as hard to keep the belt that I earned.”
Brook’s first World title defence is supported by a great undercard as talented Steel City favourite Adam Etches defends his IBF International Middleweight title against Sergey Khomitsky, Gavin McDonnell continues his fairy tale story challenging Ukrainian Oleksander Yegorov for the vacant European Super Bantamweight title.
Kal Yafai continues his march towards a world title. GB Podium squad member Charlie Edwards fights for the second time in the paid ranks on the bill. Frankie Gavin has just signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing and will defend one of his three titles on the undercard before he headlines at the NIA in Birmingham in May.
Guarantee your place. Tickets are limited to four per person with tickets priced £44 to £165. Buy in person, visit at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or call the box office on 0114 256 5656.
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