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Post by Nathaniel Jacobs on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 6:02 pm

Slimeball Eddie Hearn confirms Kell Brook will return at 154lbs against Rabchenko, who's the reigning European light middleweight champion. Bout takes place in Sheffield on March 3, 2018.

Whatever the outcome 154lbs is loaded and Brook has no real hope of legitimately getting a belt

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Post by The Beast on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 7:45 pm

Agreed I am a fan of Brook but that is a tough comeback fight after being stopped twice in succession, not a foregone conclusion imo.

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Post by No name Bertie on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 7:53 pm

I wonder whether that fight with GGG busted Brook beyond repair at this level of boxing. In two successive fights he has had bone fractures to his eye sockets.

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Post by Baby faced assassin on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 9:08 pm

Actually a pretty good test as Rabchenko is a brawler which is exactly who Brook struggles with

I mean Brook should outbox him for at least 6 rounds but it'll be interesting to see how he copes with the pace and if his eye holds out


Good comeback fight and good to see him back, think he suits 154 he was always tight at 147 just hope his eye can hold up
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Post by melv500 on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 9:29 am

Will be interesting to see how strong he is at the weight. I just get the feeling his punches won't be as affective and he will get out muscled. Yes he was tight at WW but he was big at the weight so some obvious advantages he may not have at LMW.

Wish him well and fair play for taking the Spence fight right after GGG. He could have vacated then moved up which he would have got away with but went in with the best WW anyway and credit for that. Also here this is no gimme so good he's testing himself.

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Post by Baby faced assassin on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 10:22 am

A good thing for Brook perhaps is that following the retirement of Cotto and the middleweight moves of Canelo and Andrade, there is a lot less competition at 154 than 147.

Charlo, Lara and Hurd are the class of the division and while I like them (apart from lara who is an awful watch) they aren't quite Spence, Thurman, Garcia, Porter, pacquiao etc.

I would also expect Hurd to move up soon because he's a freakishly huge lightmiddleweight and the middleweight division is hot right now.

That leaves only really Charlo (who like Hurd may move up soon) as the standout. Think him vs Sadim Ali is a logical step as Ali has a lot of momentum but is really a welterweight and one who's been stopped before.

Also Liam Smith could be a pretty decent fight as Liam always comes to fight and obviously there is that domestic angle

Then the obvious one....Khan....you have to imagine that this will happen next year as both fighters need that fight now...it's just a shame because they are both past their best but they only have themselves to blame
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Post by Mr Bounce on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 12:44 pm

I think the thought that GGG "broke" Brook is a valid one. Taking nothing away from Spence who was very good, I don't think it was the best Kell Brook in there against him.
He will always be worrying about his eyes now that both have been damaged and that cannot be a thing to have constantly preying on a fighter's mind.

I think it's a fight too far. Fair play to Brook for not taking it easy but with harder punching and bigger opposition he may find it too wearing.

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