Kell Brook bolstered his world title credentials with an eye-catching fourth-round stoppage win over Ricky Hatton's conqueror Vyacheslav Senchenko in his native Sheffield. The unbeaten welterweight has been in the frame for a title shot for over a year but saw a fight with IBF champion Devon Alexander fall through three times due to injuries to both men.
Brook now hopes to secure a fight with the winner of Alexander's December 7th defense against Shawn Porter after an exciting performance which saw him knock Senchenko down twice - but get hurt himself too - at the Motorpoint Arena.
Brook, whose record now reads 31-0 with 21 early wins, said afterwards:
"I believe I've made a statement here. When I hurt him I knew I could take my time. I nearly got lackadaisical and I got caught myself, but I thought 'I'm going to get you back for that'. I wasn't really hurt, it was just a bit of a buzz. But I'm fit and healthy and felt great tonight. I'm glad to have got revenge for Ricky."Tags: Kell Brook , Vyacheslav Senchenko , Brook-Senchenko , Brook vs. Senchenko