Date: 4th March 2018 at 12:07pm
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At the Sheffield Arena, last night, it really was make-or-break for Kell Brook.

Brook, making his debut at light-middleweight, taking on the Belarus fighter, Sergey Rabchenko, knew that following devastating defeats to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jnr, in successive fights, a third loss on the bounce would signal the end of his career in the sport.

But, cheered on by a vociferous home support, Brook showed that he was far finished in this brutal game by stopping Rabchenko inside two rounds.

Rabchenko made a good start, lunging forward towards Brook but the Sheffield fighter used his footwork to avoid taking any punches. A straight right from Brook saw Rabchenko stopped in his tracks as Brook started to get into the groove.

The second round saw Brook catch Rabchenko with a decent upper-cut before a right hand put the Belarus fighter on the canvas, although Rabchenko attempted to get back to his feet, the referee, Steve Gray, deemed he wasn?t fit to carry on and called a halt to proceedings.

Following the victory, Brook proclaimed,

‘I’m the terminator and I’m back. I’m here to stay.

‘My life could not be any better right now. I felt very comfortable, I felt relaxed, I felt strong and I felt stable.’


At 31-years-of-age, Brook has time to mount another world title challenge looking towards becoming a two-weight world title holder.

Let?s hope the Sheffield man can do just that.

 

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