Date: 19th August 2014 at 5:05pm
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Safely acknowledged as the IBF welterweight champion of the world, although those in the US would agree to differ, we now wait for news of Kell Brook?s first defence.

Eddie Hearn, Brook?s promoter, has hinted that the first defence of the crown will be in Sheffield, giving the Yorkshire public the chance to pay homage to their new champion.

Talk is already suggesting that the fight could take place as early as December or January with Hearn remarking,

?It would be lovely to get a defence in Sheffield. He deserves that homecoming.?

?He?s not going to be a champion who wins a title in America then loses the first defence.?

?He?s a quality fighter and he will only get better because now he is really going to believe.?

It?ll be interesting to see who Hearn lines up as Brook?s first defence!