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Brook-Senchenko targeted for Oct. 26
Unbeaten welterweight contender Kell Brook could face once-beaten former WBA titleholder Vyacheslav Senchenko on Oct. 26 in his native Sheffield, England.
England's unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook will pursue his third straight knockout victory against Ukrainian ex-beltholder Vyacheslav Senchenko on Oct. 26 at The Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England, a bout to be televised on Sky Sports, Brook's promoter, Eddie Hearn, of Matchroom Sport, announced on Friday.
"I really get up for it when I box in Sheffield. It'll be packed to the rafters and they are really passionate fans," said Brook.
"So I can't wait to be back in my Arena, in a big fight that will take me closer to a World title shot. I'm on the doorstep of a World title, and I'm ready to show I have what it takes to win it."
Brook (30-0, 20 knockouts) is coming off an eighth-round knockout of Carson Jones in a July 13 rematch of Brook's majority decision victory that ended Jones' winning streak of eight consecutive knockouts in July 7 of last year.
Senchenko (33-1, 22 KOs) was last in the ring in November, for his ninth-round knockout of former titleholder Ricky Hatton, of England, that helped him to rebound from a ninth-round stoppage loss to Paulie Malignaggi that dethroned him as WBA 147-pound beltholder in April of last year.
"It's a tough task but I'm very excited. Anyone who stops Ricky Hatton is a dangerous fighter, and one that I will take very seriously," said Brook.
Sechenko must first get beyond a scheduled bout against Argentina's Carlos Adan Jerez (37-15-3, 18 KOs) on Aug. 24 in his native Ukraine.
"I'm delighted to make this fight, and feel it's the perfect fight for Kell at this time. It's without doubt his sternest test yet," said Hearn.
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