Kell Brook to fight Michael Zerafa

Sheffield born Kell Brook is fighting Australian Michael Zerafa in potentially his last fight in his home city this Saturday.

Brook (37-2) rebounded from two stoppage losses against Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr. with a second round knockout of Sergey Rabchenko last March. The former IBF welterweight will be hoping a win this Saturday will be enough to set up the much anticipated fight between himself and fellow Brit Amir Khan.

Zerafa (27-2) is coming of a eight fight win streak, but Brooks represents a major step up for the Australian.

Brook said: “This will be an emotional fight for me because I think this will be my last in Sheffield,

“We hope that the Khan fight is next and after I’ve knocked him out I want the Spence Jr rematch and it’s likely that will be in the States.

“There’s other huge fights out there for me at welterweight. Shawn Porter holds the WBC belt and there’s other big names like Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia.

“For now all that’s on my mind is Zerafa – this is the moment and chance of his career but he’s meeting me at a terrible time. I’ve never been so focused and I plan of giving my Sheffield fans a blistering performance on December 8th.”