Saturday night see’s Kell Brook return to the ring for the first time since May 2017 when he lost his welterweight title to Errol Spence. He is now stepping up in weight to Super Welterweight to fight Sergey Rabchenko for the WBC silver belt (which basically puts the fighter inline for a world title shot).
Matchroom Boxing revealed that the winner of Brook or Rabchenko will be moving one step closer to a shot at current ruler Jermell Charlo. Silver belt aside, the bigger picture for Brook here is the much anticipated and eagerly awaited bout with Amir Khan, should he lose this, that fight will be more distant than ever if Khan wins on April 21st.
The Kell Brook fight is the headline bout from Eddie Hearns “Rise Again” card in Sheffield, the highlights from the card are Gamal Yafai taking on former world title challenger Gavin McDonnell in a defence of the WBC International title at super-bantamweight, while David Allen gets a second crack at the Commonwealth heavyweight title when he takes on Jamaica’s Lenroy Thomas in a rematch.
Sam Eggington is set to make his debut at super-welterweight after moving up following defeat to Mohamed Mimoune in the last defence of his European welterweight title last October and Kid Galahad features alongside Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding, Nottingham super-featherweight Leigh Wood and Lee Appleyard, who takes on Atif Shafiq in a tasty all-Sheffield affair.