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Khan and Kell: Paths and destiny

Following a week of great significance in the UK welterweight ranks, there appears, as ever, more questions than answers . After a tumultuous period since his high profile win over ‘future superstar’ Shawn Porter last August, Kell Brook returned from his career threatening leg stabbing injury against IBF mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan. Whilst the Canadian based Romanian brought heart and desire to the ring, it was evident early on there was an ocean of class between the pair. Eventually seeing off his challenger in the fourth round following an equal number of knockdowns, Brook didn’t even need to be at his best on this occasion, and seemed to show no signs of any lingering problems with the leg. The post-fight interviews included the inevitable calling out of Amir Khan, a natural fight in everybody’s eyes, unless your named Amir Khan or Al Haymon! Continue reading

Kell Brook: I am ready to fight again now

Kell Brook wants to box as soon as possible after his brutal four-round demolition of Jo Jo Dan in his first defence of his IBF World Welterweight title in Sheffield on Saturday.

Brook dismantled his mandatory challenger with a stunning display of his trademark power and accuracy, flooring the Romanian-Canadian twice in both the second and fourth rounds before the challenger retired on his stool ahead of the fifth. Continue reading

Video – Khan: “Brook needs to fight world-class fighters first”

“June I can’t do because it’s Ramadan…Kell Brook obviously was fighting a B, C-class opponent…he needs to fight the world-class fighters…I think the fight between me and him won’t happen till maybe end of the year or maybe next year…obviously I’m taking a different route…my route is to fight the big names,” stated former world champion Amir Khan, who responded to the recent challenge of a June showdown made by undefeated IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook Continue reading

Kell Brook destroys Jo Jo Dan in world-class showing – Ringside Report

Kell Brook retained his IBF World welterweight title in blistering fashion tonight, demolishing brave Romanian challenger Jo Jo Dan inside 4 rounds.

Brook sent out a chilling message to the rest of the welterweight division by flooring Dan four times in front of a rapturous home support to finally consummate the championship he won superbly 7 months ago.

From the moment ‘All of the Lights’ erupted throughout the arena and the beloved champion rose from the bowels of his fortress, he looked up to the sky and you felt the weight of a tumultuous 6 months lift from his shoulders.

This was the Kell Brook from Carson City in August and Jo Jo Dan had absolutely no answer to him. Continue reading

Brook defeats Dan; Khomitsky KOs Etches

Kell Brook sent out a chilling warning to his Welterweight rivals by dishing out a devastating four-round beating to mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in the first defence of his IBF World title at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night (March 28)

Brook came to the ring to a rapturous reception and rose to the occasion like an elite World ruler. The Sheffield star eased into the opening round and Dan felt the first of many right hands in the second half of the first stanza.

A sign of things to follow came in the second round as Dan hit the canvas early and then again after making the count, both from right uppercuts. The Romanian-Canadian was wobbled once more with a minute to go but gritted his teeth to hear the bell. Continue reading

Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan – Main Event Preview

IBF World welterweight champion Kell Brook meets mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan this Saturday at Sheffield’s vibrant Motorpoint Arena in front 10,000 fans eager to welcome home their favourite son in style.

It will be Brook’s first defence of his crown, won in hostile territory when outpointing the feared American Shawn Porter in August of 2014.

Yorkshire above most, if not all, UK regions embodies the Ricky Hatton-esque spirit of the British boxing fan. You know what I’m talking about, that intangible connection between fan and fighter, which remains the envy of world boxing. Continue reading

Brook vs Dan Live on Showtime – Brook: I’ll show I am an elite fighter

Kell Brook says he’s ready to prove he’s an elite level fighter when he defends his IBF World Welterweight title against number one mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan tomorrow night at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, live on Sky Sports.

Brook is back in action following a rollercoaster ride in the last eight months, ripping the title from Shawn Porter in Los Angeles in August before a life-threatening attack on holiday in Spain just weeks later.

‘The Special One’ recovered from the attack and was told he would not only walk again but would be able to resume his career, and the Sheffield star has been on fire in the gym knowing that he’s back in the groove and at the top table of the lucrative Welterweight division. Continue reading

Brook: Hometown comeback is so emotional

Kell Brook steps between the ropes for the first time as a World champion on Saturday night as he defends his IBF Welterweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield against Jo Jo Dan in ‘Unbreakable’ presented by FX World, live on Sky Sports – after fearing he may never walk again after the shocking attack he suffered on holiday in Spain in September.

Brook ripped the title from Shawn Porter in Los Angeles in August with a stunning performance in the American’s backyard, but just two weeks after that win, Brook was fighting for his life in hospital after a machete attack whilst on holiday in Spain. Continue reading