Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Victorious Brook Eyes Khan Showdown

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Victorious Brook Eyes Khan Showdown

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KELL Brook is on course for a showdown against Amir Khan at the back end of this year after a spectacular second-round knockout of Sergey Rabchenko on Saturday.

Brook has long coveted a bout against his the Bolton fighter but those prospects seemed to diminish when he followed up a fruitless jump to middleweight to challenge Gennady Golovkin in September 2016 by losing his IBF welterweight title to Errol Spence Jr last May.

However, the 31-year-old drew a line under those twin defeats in emphatic style in his first foray into the super welterweight division as he needed less than five minutes to dispose of Belarusian fighter Rabchenko to the delight of a partisan home crowd in Sheffield.

In doing so, Brook not only rejuvenated his career but laid down the gauntlet to Khan, who will end a near two-year layoff when he takes on Canada's Phil Lo Greco in Liverpool next month. …

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