Kell Brook, former IBF welterweight champion, promises fireworks in his upcoming bout against Sergey Rabchenko. Sheffield’s native Brook will fight Belorussia’s Sergey on March 3rd in the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield.
Even though 31-year-old Kell is a 1/25 favourite on the UK betting sites, Sergey in no joke. Belarusian has 29 wins and only 2 losses in his 12-years-long professional boxing career. Furthermore, Kell is returning to the ring after losing in his hometown and having a 10-month break.
You see, during his last fight against Errol Spence Jr in May last year, Kell suffered a fractured eye socket. This injury required surgery and long recovery time. To make things worse, this is the second time Kell had to deal with this type of injury; the first one happening in the match against Golovkin. However, it seems that Brook is ready to make a comeback.
He said, “I've overcome it. I'm around people who love me. I'm in the gym with great talent pushing one another. Losing in my hometown of Sheffield, it upset me really badly. You have to brush yourself down to continue boxing, get passion and love for it again.”
He then added, “I've had X-rays on both eyes, the bone has grown back, and I have plates over each one, so I'm like a Terminator now and ready to walk through walls.”
2018 is going to be an incredible year for boxing. From the Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker heavyweight title bout to the Canelo vs. Golovkin rematch and including Kell’s match, upcoming months are stacked with incredible fights.