Date: 27th October 2013 at 11:58am
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Up in Sheffield last night, Kell Brook was true to his word in producing a performance that will be considered emphatic enough to make those across the pond aware he is a real world title challenger.

Brook, facing the man who put Ricky Hatton into permanent retirement, Vyacheslav Senchenko, entered the contest stating he wanted to become the first fight to stop the Ukrainian former WBA title holder and that was exactly what he did.

Cheered on by a partisan Sheffield crowd, Brook gave the performance of his career so far stopping his opponent in the fourth round.

After a lively couple of opening rounds Brook stepped up a gear in round three and Senchenko received a standing eight count, after a barrage of punches.

Round four saw Brook pour forward and although Senchenko caught him with a stunning punch as he came forward, Brook dismantled the Ukrainian with a series of blows that saw him fall to the canvas before the fight was halted with 3 seconds of the round left.

After the fight, talking to the media, the mandatory challenger for Devon Alexander?s IBF welterweight bout, had this to say,

?Once I hurt him, I knew it was only a matter of time.?

?He caught me in the third but it was only a bit of a buzz. I felt great tonight.?

?Ricky told me that if I stuck to my boxing I would beat him and that was how it proved.?


Can Brook grab that world title belt? Well on the form he showed last night I wouldn?t bet against it, would you?