Undefeated English welterweight Kell Brook will face Polish veteran Rafal Jackiewicz in a WBA title eliminator Oct. 8 in Brook’s hometown of Sheffield.
If Brook (24-0, 16 knockouts) beats Jackiewicz (38-9, 9 KOs), he can expect a title fight next year, according to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn.
‘‘Victory could set up an early 2012 shot with WBA champion Vyacheslav Senchenko, " Hearn said upon announcing the bout, which will take place at the Ponds Forge Arena in Yorkshire.
"I've also had discussions with Lou DiBella about the prospect of meeting Andre Berto should he capture the IBF title against Jan Zaveck in September. With Rafal’s No. 5 IBF rating, this is a real possibility.”
Jackiewicz, 34, has never been stopped and has lost only once in his last 24 outings.