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Brook destined for the States says Hearn

Kell Brook faces Rafal Jackiewicz in a World title eliminator at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Saturday night in Sheffield – and promoter Eddie Hearn says it could be Brook’s last fight in the UK before he hits America.

Brook puts his WBA Inter-Continental title on the line against the rugged former European Champion as he continues to knock on the door of the title holders in boxing’s toughest division.

The unbeaten 25 year-old has been linked with a number of blockbuster fights in the new year as a World title shot draws ever closer and Hearn, who was Stateside last week for Darren Barker’s big night with Sergio Martinez, believes he could be ready to make his American debut early in 2012.

“Every time I’m in America I’m bombarded with questions about Kell,” said Hearn. “We have already had some interesting offers and it’s inevitable that Kell will make his mark there soon. Kell has that crossover appeal, superstar potential that will in time make him a global star. First thing first he has to deal with Rafal and do it convincingly – then we are going after that World title.”

Kell Brook and Rafal Jackiewicz will come face-to-face for the first time on Thursday when members of the media are invited to a press conference at the Mercure Hotel in Sheffield at noon for a 12.30pm start. Interviews with both fighters after the press conference will be available.

Friday’s weigh-in for the their clash and the full undercard fight on will take place at The Winter Garden at 1pm – with fight fans welcome to attend.

Thursday – Media Only

Press Conference – noon for 12.30pm

The Mercure Hotel, 119 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JE

In attendance:

Kell Brook with promoter Eddie Hearn

Rafal Jackiewicz and his team

Friday – Fans Welcome

The Official Weigh-In – 12.30pm for 1pm

12.30pm for 1pm, The Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LH

The boxers will weigh-in for the following contests:

12 x 3 mins  Vacant WBA Inter-Continental Welterweight Championship @10st 7lbs

KELL BROOK                 v         RAFAL JACKIEWICZ

(Sheffield)                                        (Poland)

6 x 3 mins Light-Welterweight Contest  @ 10st 3lbs

DALE MILES                     v                     TONY MONTANA

(Alfreton)                                                          (Sheffield)

6 x 3 mins Lightweight Contest  @ 9st 12lbs

TYRONE NURSE                     v               TBA

(Huddersfield)                                                 ()

6 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest @ 10st 10lbs

ADNAN AMAR          v                  DEE MITCHELL

(Sheffield)                                         (Birmingham)

6 x 3 mins Featherweight Contest  @ 9st 2lbs

KID GALAHAD      v                      JAMES ANCLIFF

(Sheffield)                                              (Aberdeen)

4 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest  @ 11st 0lbs

TOMMY GHENT      v                         NICK CORET

(Dudley)                                                    (Cleethorpes)

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