Harry Pratt

Brook scores third-round KO against Saldivia

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Welterweight contender Kell Brook lit up his home city of Sheffield, England, on Saturday, as he destroyed dangerous Argentinian Hector Saldivia inside three rounds of an explosive IBF eliminator.

Either Randall Bailey, the current IBF holder, or Devon Alexander awaits unbeaten Brook (29-0, 19 knockouts). The two Americans meet in New York later this evening.

“I’ll be watching the two of them fight tonight. I can’t wait,” said the 26-year-old Englishman, who dropped Saldivia in round one and then again 23 seconds into the third before the referee called a halt to the one-side battering.

Full report to follow.

 

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