Kell Brook regains confidence with victory over Rabchenko

By Daily Sports on March 4, 2018

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Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (37-2, 26 KOs) stepped up to the plate and made quick work of #5 WBC Sergey Rabchenko (29-3, 22 KOs) in stopping him in the 2nd round on Saturday night to win the vacant WBC Silver junior middleweight title at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England.

Brook, 31, hurt Rabchenko with a huge right uppercut in the 2nd round. The shot staggered the 31-year-old Rabchenko, causing him to back up several feet on weak legs. Brook then narrowly missed with a big left uppercut and then nailed Rabchenko with a straight right hand to the head that put him down on the seat of his pants.

Rabchenko took a moment to climb off the canvas, but he was too hurt to be allowed to continue. The referee Steve Gray then halted the fight. The official time of the stoppage was at 1:27 of round 2.

“The confidence is back and the feeling is good,” Brook said to Sky Sports after dispatching Rabchenko in 2 rounds. “I’m just going to get back in the gym now. I’ve got no injuries. I was timing my shots and it was just about when. I felt comfortable and relaxed. The weight was good for me,” Brook said.

It was a good win for Brook, and it puts him in position to challenge for a world title against unbeaten WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell ‘Iron Man’ Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) in June.

Charlo has already offered Brook the fight with him for his WBC 154lb. title. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that he’ll be fighting in June.

Hearn wants to match Brook up against Amir Khan later this year if he wins his April 21 fight against Phil Lo Greco at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. It’s a pretty sure bet that Khan will win that fight, but the two of them will still likely be facing other opposition in the summer before they face each other at the end of the year.

•Photo shows Kell Brook.

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted March 4, 2018

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