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City of Sheffield gets behind ‘Special K’

City of Sheffield gets behind ‘Special K’

Tickets nearly gone for Kell Brook’s homecoming

Kell Brook says he is in perfect shape ahead of his Sheffield homecoming on June 25 live on Sky Sports against Lovemore N’dou – and a sell-out crowd will see him in action.

Only a limited number of unreserved tickets priced £30 are available for the Hillsborough Leisure Centre show, with ringside and inner-ringside completely sold-out.

The scrap for the vacant WBA International Welterweight title will be Brook’s first outing in Sheffield since May 2005. The 25 year-old lives just a stone’s throw from the venue that he says will see him become the first man to stop N’dou – the tough Australian-based South African veteran of 62 fights.

“I’m so excited that the Sheffield fans have snapped up tickets to the fight,” said Brook. “I can promise them they won’t be disappointed – it’s a massive night for me and I plan to put on a dazzling show for those lucky enough to be there to watch it.

“I know N’dou will be a real test but that’s what I want – an opponent who is going to take me to places I haven’t been so far. I’m training to go 12 rounds with him but I know that stopping him will send out a real message that I am ready to mix it with the very best and fight for a World title.”

It’s Brook’s first fight since he took just two rounds to dismantle Philip Kotey in Liverpool in December for his 23rd win as a pro. Stopping N’dou would take ‘Special K’ to 17 KO’s in 24 fights, and the Sheffield stylist is ready to follow in the footsteps of Sheffield greats from the Ingle’s Wincobank stable like Johnny Nelson, Prince Naseem Hamed and Junior Witter on the road to World title glory.

“Sheffield’s tradition for great fighters is well known,” said Brook. “The Ingles gym is a special place – not many gyms have produced such a high number of World champions and top boxers and I am determined to join that list.

“There are big, big fights out there for me – but first things first, I need to see of N’dou and do it in style live on Sky Sports. If I do that, then we’ll be looking at something big down the line and I can’t wait.”

The remaining unreserved tickets priced £30 are available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.

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