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Brook: I Hope The Nation Gets Behind Me This Weekend

British star Kell Brook is calling for a helping hand from boxing fans as he prepares to unleash the ‘Hand of Kell’ at Betfair’s This Is It in Sheffield on Saturday.

Ahead of his IBF welterweight World title final eliminator fight against Argentine Hector Saldivia, local hero Brook, 26, has launched an appeal for fans to send him messages of support via Twitter, as the nation seeks payback for Maradona’s famous ‘Hand of God’ in 1986.

Boxing fans can get behind ‘The Special One’ by tweeting their support using the hashtag #HandOfKell. The most inspirational ones will be printed onto a limited edition set of gloves ahead of the latest showdown between England and Argentina.

The person who sends the most motivating message as chosen by Kell will win the exclusive gloves.

Sheffield born fighter Brook said: “This is going to be the toughest fight of my career. Saldivia is a dangerous opponent and I really need my fans to get behind me. Their support can spur me on to that title shot.

“There’s a strong sporting rivalry between England and Argentina, and I’m going to do my bit to settle an old score. I hope the nation gets behind me this weekend.”

Kell Brook comes into fight at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on the back of a hard fought win over Carson Jones in July, and will be looking to maintain his unbeaten record. But the dangerous Argentine should not be under-estimated; he is a serious contender as his record of 32 KOs in his 41 wins proves.

Kell Brook will take on Argentina’s Hector Saldivia in the official IBF welterweight title final eliminator at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield this Saturday 20th October. For the latest odds, click here.

There are a limited number of tickets left for Betfair’s ‘This Is It’ priced at £30, £40, £60 and £100 availible from the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield box office on 0114 256 5656 and at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fundicao on 10-15-2012

Khan running against maidana shows who brave englands are when they see white and lightblue colours

Comment by Weebler I on 10-15-2012

lol @ the hand of God goal most boxing fans are too young to remember it, Simeone getting Beckham sent off in 1998 might be a better call...or just go all out and mention the war, Maidana did when he…

Comment by D-MiZe on 10-15-2012

I reckon if they used the Falklands war instead of Maradona's goal then it would invoke more support. :lol1: I cannot believe that Kell Brook is more known than Carl Froch over here, he's the one that should be asking…

Comment by ddangerous on 10-15-2012

They will if you win. Saldivia can bang though so don't sleep on him. Argentines don't play. I'm actually starting to sense an upset to be honest.

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