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Kell Brook vs. Sergey Rabchenko: WBC Silver Belt At Stake

By Elliot Foster

Kell Brook returns to the ring later this week.

The former IBF welterweight world champion, who lost his belt last time out against Errol Spence Jr. in Sheffield in May 2017, will fight at super-welterweight for the first time.

Brook, 31, comes up against Sergey Rabchenko at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, exclusively live on Sky Sports on Saturday (March 3) in his first outing since fracturing his eye socket in defeat to Spence Jr. at Bramall Lane last year.

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Rabchenko, from Belarus, is a former WBC Silver champion in the 154-pound division and the same belt will be at stake in a vacant capacity this weekend as Brook looks to beat him and get back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats, including a September 2016 retirement defeat at the hands of middleweight guru Gennady Golovkin at the O2 Arena in London.

Brook's ring return against Rabchenko, who was once associated with British boxing legend Ricky Hatton, is part of a card promoted by Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing which is being billed 'Rise Again'.

Gamal Yafai takes 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.

Tickets for Brook’s clash with Rabchenko are priced £40, £60, £80, £100, £150 and £250 VIP. Tickets are on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members from www.stubhub.co.uk and on general sale at the FlyDSA Arena at www.flydsaarena.co.uk and on 0114 2565656.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Geralt69 on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;18524775]Porter is not top opponent or what?[/QUOTE] Brook lost that fight... If he threw literally just a few more punches a round I would have honestly given him every round. But he was to negative and Porter out hustled the…

Comment by NC Uppercut on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=chitownfightfan;18524249]Excellent post. Difficult to determine the pain level, but the chance of permanent damage is up there.[/QUOTE] Appreciate it brother. A lot of people on here have no idea what kind of pain thrush holds they have, bc they have…

Comment by DumpkinsPlus5 on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=BLASTER1;18524837]I dont think it will be the next match up. Khan has a 3 fight deal and im sure he will leave this fight to last cause he has a good chance in loosing. Asoon as he looses his next…

Comment by thack on 02-28-2018

Tough fight coming back off such a bad injury.We will see if Kell still has it for sure.

Comment by BLASTER1 on 02-28-2018

[QUOTE=DumpkinsPlus5;18523229]That's a good retirement fight for both of them. Win or lose, they should both retire.[/QUOTE] I dont think it will be the next match up. Khan has a 3 fight deal and im sure he will leave this fight…

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