Boxing: Sheffield fighter Kell Brook looking to make a statement


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Sheffield fighter Kell Brook has confirmed he wants a tear-up when he meets Sergey Rabchenko in his comeback fight on March 3.

The former IBF welterweight champion is back after nearly out of the ring after losing his title to American star Errol Spence Jr at Bramall Lane.

Brook fractured his eye socket during the bout, just months after suffering the same injury in his defeat to middleweight king Gennady Golovkin.

The 31-year-old admitted he considered his future after successive defeats but he is now set to fight at super-welterweight.

The ‘Special One’ believes he will have too much for his rival as he looks to secure a fight against Amir Khan.

He told Sky Sports News: “I’m going to be a lot healthier when I get in the ring. I can weigh-in, replenish myself and get fully focused on the fight instead of the scales again.

“I’m going to be a real handful on March 3. I’m rising again, I’m coming back and can’t wait to be chucking plenty of chocolate brownies and getting in a tear-up.

“He uses the ring well, he is a very clever fighter. He’s not coming to lay down. I could have picked easier opponents but I needed the bit between my teeth and not be cutting corners.

“I have to be fully on it – if not I could get found out in this fight.”

Brook is the 1.07 favourite to win, with the draw 23.00, while Rabchenko is priced at 9.50 to upset the odds.

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