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Brook wary of Senchenko

Last Updated: October 17, 2013 9:49pm

Kell Brook says he is in great shape ahead of his welterweight showdown with Vyacheslav Senchenko. $(document).ready(function() { getBC({‘con’:’#video’,‘ob’:’#video-id’,'id’:’2746941866001′}); }); Kell Brook says he is in great shape ahead of his welterweight showdown with Vyacheslav Senchenko in Sheffield on 26 October.

But Brook also says he is expecting a tough fight from the Ukrainian, who stopped Ricky Hatton in the Brit’s comeback fight last year.

Brook held a public workout at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield on Wednesday ahead of the bout, which will be live on Sky Sports.

And the unbeaten 27-year-old said afterwards: “I’m feeling great, fantastic. It really gets me up when I come to Meadowhall, seeing all the fans come out.

“Training’s gone really well and I’m ready. I know it’s fight week, I can’t wait, and I’m counting the days down now.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Senchenko, he’s a proven champion and ex-world champion.

“He’s come over here and he’s got a point to prove like he had last time with Ricky Hatton. I now want to get revenge for the fans and also for myself.

“I want to go out there and show why I’m talked about at the elite level.”

Brook missed out on a chance to fight for a world title against Devon Alexander last year due to injury.

And it has now been announced that the winner of his fight with Senchenko will be in line to face the winner of Alexander’s next fight against Shawn Porter.

Brook said: “I’ll have that in my sights also but first I’ve got the 26th on my mind and Senchenko.

“A year has come round since the injury, my mandatory has come back round and, whoever wins out of Devon and Porter, I’m next in line.

“I will have an eye on that but I’ve got a tough task on my hands first.”

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Senchenko said that the view is already in Parliament.

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Acting Prosecutor General Oleg Magnitskii appealed to the Verkhovna Rada with the notion of deprivation of Oleg Tsarev parliamentary powers.

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Thoughts on Ricky Hatton vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko

Whenever I watch boxing I can’t help but think about MMA. To me, it seems kind of strange that rules would exist that state a fighter can only defend himself by putting his hands up or bobbing his head.

Let’s look at Queensbury Rules:

1. To be a fair stand-up boxing match in a twenty-four foot ring or as near that size as practicable. 

2. No wrestling or hugging allowed. 

3. The rounds to be of three minutes duration and one minute time between rounds. 

4. If either man fall through weakness or otherwise, he must get up unassisted, ten seconds be allowed to do so, the other man meanwhile to return to his corner; and when the fallen man is on his legs the round is to be resumed and continued until the three minutes have expired. If one man fails to come to the scratch in the ten seconds allowed, it shall be in the power of the referee to give his awart in favour of the other man. 

5. A man hanging on the ropes in a helpless state, with his toes off the ground, shall be considered down. 

6. No seconds or any other person to be allowed in the ring during the rounds. 

7. Should the contest be stopped by any unavoidable interference, the referee (is) to name the time and place as soon as possible for finishing the contest, to that the match can be won and lost, unless the backers of the men agree to draw the stakes. 

8. The gloves to be fair-sized boxing gloves of the best quality and new. 

9. Should a glove burst, or come off, it must be replaced to the referee’s satisfaction. 

10. A man on one knee is considered down, and if struck is entitled to the stakes. 

11. No shoes or boots with springs allowed. 

12. The contest in all other respects to be governed by the revised rules of the London Prize Ring.

Knowing what we do now about MMA, would you consider a stand-up boxing match to be fair? Basically, the rules state that your defence lies in you covering up or the hands of the referee.

“No wrestling or hugging allowed” - How many times have we seen people hurt in MMA and use the clinch to by them a few seconds? You could ask the question, would Hatton have been able to continue if he was allowed to pull guard? Well, he seemed quite hurt after that body shot but, initially I think, yes he could’ve.

As MMA continues to explode I wonder how long Queensbury Rules will be around.

Props to both men though for giving their all.

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Kell Brook to face Vyashaslev Senchenko in October

28/07/2013 17:51

British contender Kell Brook (30-0) will take on former WBA welterweight champion Vyashaslev Senchenko (33-1) at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on October 26, it has been confirmed.

Promoter Eddie Hearn had originally pencilled in a September date for Brook’s return to the ring but Senchenko reportedly wanted more time to prepare for the non-title fight.

Senchenko previously held the WBA 147lbs title before losing it to Paulie Malignaggi, however the Ukrainian stopped former light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton in his last outing.

Senchenko had previously suffered the first defeat of his career to Malignaggi but stopped Hatton in the ninth round of the home fighters  comeback fight at the Manchester Arena last November.

The 36-year-old is seen as the ideal test for Brook at this stage of his career as he awaits his turn as mandatory challenger for the IBF title, currently held by Devon Alexander.

“I’m delighted to make this fight and feel it’s the perfect fight for Kell at this time,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.

“It’s without doubt his sternest test yet and Senchenko brings credibility as a former world title holder and mass appeal after his KO  by Deal Vault” href=”” in_rurl=””>win over Ricky Hatton.

“We are going to put on a special show in Sheffield and the atmosphere will be electric.”

Brook has seen three dates with Alexander fall by the wayside this year due to injury on both sides, with the American now set to face Amir Khan later this year.

It is likely that Brook will face the  by Deal Vault” href=”” in_rurl=””>winner of that fight next spring.

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