Kell Brook has vowed to make short work of Michael Zerafa in Sheffield tonight as he looks to take out his frustrations over his apparent failure to land a bout with Amir Khan.
Brook labelled Khan a “con” on Thursday after learning the Bolton man is more likely to pursue a fight against American welterweight Terence Crawford than focus on an all-British super-fight.
Instead Brook will focus on making a further statement in his WBA super-welterweight title bout against the little-known Zerafa, and force his way back into top-level contention.
After weighing in at 10st 10lbs and 2oz yesterday, Brook shrugged off suggestions that weight issues had scuppered the Khan bout and told Sky Sports: “I can make welterweight. The kid from Bolton doesn’t want it.”
Meanwhile Vasiliy Lomachenko – who is widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world – goes up Jose Pedraza in a lightweight unification clash in New York.
“My goal has always been to unify the titles, and Pedraza is standing in my way,” Lomachenko said.
“There is something special about fighting in New York City and at Madison Square Garden.
“The fans in New York City are true boxing fans, and I can’t wait to put on another spectacular performance for them.”
Live from the Sheffield Arena on Sky Sports Action from 7pm:
Kid Galahad vs Brayan Mairena – Super-Featherweight bout
Anthony Fowler vs Jose Carlos Paz – Super-Welterweight bout
Josh Kelly vs David Avanesyan – Welterweight bout
Jono Carroll vs Guillaume Frenois – IBF Super-Feathweweight Final Eliminator
Kell Brook vs Michael Zerafa – Super-Welterweight bout
Live from Madison Square Garden on Box Nation from 1.30am (Sunday):
Brian Cabello vs Daniel Calzada – welterweight bout
Teofimo Lopez vs Mason Menard – vacant NABF lightweight title
Isaac Dogboe vs Emanuel Navarrete – WBO World super bantamweight
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Jose Pedraza – WBA super & WBO world lightweight titles